"Home" and "40 Day Daydream" singers, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, have announced a third full-length studio album to be released on July 23. The album is currently untitled.
Following up their debut album with Here in 2012, the band originally planned on making it a double album. Throughout the process of recording and writing, they realized there were two different albums forming. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros decided to release them separately, as they varied so much from each other.
In the statement below, lead singer Alex Ebert explains the process:
In the middle of the recording process we realized we were essentially making a double album. Being four years since our last album, the writing explored a wide variety of subject and sound, as it turned out we had a lot to say. Instead of putting it out all at once, we found that two different albums seemed to be forming. Alone these albums are albums. Together these albums express a varying and so relatively living portrait of our lives.
Via: Some Kind of Awesome