For Friday’s Jam of the Day, we are going to sit back, and let a recent press release about his upcoming album do all the talking. Honestly, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
“Alone in his room, Alex had his guitar, a Lowery organ he picked up at a St. Vincent’s thrift store in Los Angeles for seventy bucks, a clarinet he used for the bridge on the record’s first single, “Truth,” and a violin he’d found somewhere in Tucson on tour. He had his own voice, his breath, his knees to slap, his fingers to snap and his toes to tap. When he knew that he wanted to use a violin on the bridge of “Glimpses,” he had an urge to call a friend to come play it for him, but then questioned why he wouldn’t try it himself. Says Alexander, “To me, it’s a very humble album with sky’s-the-limit sort of qualities, and so I didn’t really shy away from doing whatever I felt like doing.”
Alexander, aka Alexander Ebert, aka the dude in Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros came roaring onto the scene in 2009 after a stint in the electro-pop group Ima Robot. But now it’s his turn to take us down yet another new road. Hopefully this new endeavor will be equally satisfying.
Our Jam of the Day, “A Million Years,” is just one of the songs on Alexander’s self-titled debut and will be released March 1st via Vagrant Records. Get your stream on below.