Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is often pegged as a hippie band. It’s true that love is a unifying theme to a lot of the group’s music, including its hit single “Home.” But the band’s message doesn’t fit inside a box that neatly.
It is a message that is delivered via a 10-member collective, and each has their own, unique musical education and experiences.
“Everyone’s different backgrounds is what makes it interesting,” said Nora Kirkpatrick, accordionist. “Someone will bring in a song they’ve written or even a little nugget, then everyone else just kind of fills it out.”