A few years ago we decided to make a home for the records we made and called it Gentlemen Of The Road Records. We released Sigh No More and Babel through GOTR and also held a series of Gentlemen of The Road Stopovers all over the place which, if you know us, you’ll know about already.
What you may not know, is that this week marks the arrival of the first non-Mumford & Sons album to our little label. This is a MASSIVE deal to us, not because we’re shrewd businessmen but because it happens to be an album by our favourite band made up of our favourite people and musicians in the World. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.
It’s a self-titled album, so if you weren’t familiar with the band already, you just have to remember the name! And they’ve trusted us to be the right home for this utterly brilliant album.
Each of the four of us have different favourite and second favourite songs, so it’s pretty much impossible to single out any particular track. If you trust our judgement and wanna support something we really believe in, go pick up a copy of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros today and let us know what you think.
We’re in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania today and in few weeks we’ll all be heading home. Much love to everyone in the UK, hope you’ve had a great summer.
Ted, Marcus, Ben & Win
Get the album here:
To celebrate the release on their behalf, while Mumford & Sons and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros fulfil Stopover commitments in the USA, all this week the fine folks at Rough Trade East are hosting an immersive installation filled with all sorts of Magnetic Zeros-style curiosities.
Here’s a little glimpse…
Head in store (located at 91 Brick Lane) any day this week to step inside Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros’ Little Big Top and experience a little piece of their world; explore the hanging ephemera, sample the album and share your Magnetic story.
This week only – don’t miss it.
Monday-Thursday 8am-9pm, Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 11am-7pm
GOTR via M&S HQ x