I’ve made it no secret. I may be one of the oldest fans of Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros and sadly, I am behind the curve of the release of their new album “Here,” but after hearing just a few songs, I’m clearly “A Man On Fire” for more.

My daughter, Chandler, and I discovered this band by accident at a Gillette event in Austin in 2010.  We didn’t get in to see them that night, but I got back to Dallas, downloaded their debut album and me and my daughters would have worn down the groves by now if we still had records.

Now comes new material, and I’ve got to admit, I’ve only heard three or four songs so far. It’s really time to jump over to iTunes and pull down the rest.

Man On Fire, (the video is the first below) just sounds like a song that’s bound to close out an episode of a movie or a CBS Hawaii Five-O or CSI episode that’s stoked emotions throughout out and as it’s ending, the hero of the show has overcome the danger of the episode and is ready for the next challenges in life, satisfied that what’s been accomplished in this episode, has been resolved and the beauty and happiness of life that falls in between our crises, is now to be shared with friends, colleagues and family.

And the video for the song will really just make you smile because it’s about people expressing themselves in very amazing ways–through dance.

I’ll download the rest of the album, and do more reviews. Did you know some of the most frequent traffic to this site is because of Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros?  That makes me smile.

Oh, and here’s a picture of me and Alex in Shreveport, LA back in 2010. The band is going to be in Austin on Nov. 4, but tickets are $75 a piece for all day, the band is the last to play and there’s no way right now I can afford $300 to take Chandler, Reagan and Haley to see our band.  Crap.

DaddyClaxton & Alex from Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Shreveport, LA, 2010.

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