March 17, 2010

Alabama, Arkansas (home is wherever I’m with you)


I woke up at 4:15 this morning, quarter of an hour before my phone started vibrating and chirping to remind me to get up for my early flight to Austin. I am saturated with the thrill of these coming days of marvelous musical maelstrom. I also cannot get this song out of my head, namely this RAC mix I can’t stop listening to. It’s relayered and cleaned up so shiny and pretty. Makes me love this song even more.

Home (RAC mix) – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes create one of the most enthusiastically (and awesomely spacey, and jubilant) live sets you will see. I find it amusing that lead dude is not named Edward Sharpe.

The band is off in Australia these days, not Austin, so I won’t be seeing them in the next few days, but I’ll bet there’s someone nearly as impressive live, just waiting for me to find them in the coming days. Recommendations?

Let’s go.

[my photo above from Monolith 2009, in a wildly fantastic show]


  • Jets Overhead


    The xx

    Billy — March 17, 2010 @ 9:21 am

  • [...] Redthreat, The Vinyl District, Indie Music Filter, Cougar Microbes, Mahogany, Kicking The Peanuts, I am Fuel, You are friends, for posting this track and bringing it to #3 on the Hypemachine [...]

    Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - RAC — March 17, 2010 @ 6:30 pm

  • The Love Language, Bowerbirds, and NPR’s set all look pretty enticing. Turning green with envy … have fun!

    PS – Love the Edward Sharpe mix you posted. Thanks!

    Chris — March 17, 2010 @ 6:38 pm

  • RAC remixes… how are they always so good?!

    I agree with the person who suggested Jets Overhead. Great band from my neck of the woods.

    I heard that The Veils will be there. I cannot urge you enough to go see them… they’ll knock the wind right out of ya. Incredible stage presence.

    Megan — March 18, 2010 @ 1:34 am

  • Heather,

    Austin Lucas (and the entire vinylcollective/suburban home showcase)is a MUST SEE!!

    I know you have eaten up my buddy Joe Pug over the last year but Austin is an AMAZING songwriter who impresses live.

    Please check him out at some of his five sets in Austin.

    Love the blog. Thanks!

    Quinn Callahan — March 18, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

  • As an Austin native who must live in Georgia, this week just about kills me each year. Just knowing all that great music is going on in my hometown while I’m tied to my job is almost more than I can bear.

    Please eat at either San Miguel’s or Guero’s for me…
    Have fun!


    TIRS — March 19, 2010 @ 6:15 pm

  • What does RAC stand for? Believe it or not I heard this song first on Gossip Girl! TV & movies sure do give good music a chance to shine.

    buckycatt — March 20, 2010 @ 9:20 pm

  • RAC = remix artist collective

    they have great remixes, usually more in the electronic genre.

    pat — March 21, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

  • This is great. A nice alternative for a nice song. Thanks for posting it.

    Chris — April 5, 2010 @ 10:01 am

  • The Hogs quarter back must have had a lot of dough bet on the game. I think an investigation is in order.

    Izuki Nomura — September 26, 2010 @ 4:51 pm

  • I just discovered this song. Amazingly hypnotic.

    Nelson Miranda — January 6, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

  • Has this song ever been recorded or sung before the Edward Sharpe release?

    Dead Mike — January 20, 2011 @ 5:51 am

  • I was led to your website somehow via divine intelligence, mkultra, or sheer dimensia…..possibly I reside on a magnetic grid electrical crossroads of existence…..either way you have found me. Now what? Awesome

    foxowley — February 14, 2011 @ 7:59 pm

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