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EDITOR’S PICK #251: SALVO! MUSIC-VIDEO SERIES by dana20watts

As we all know, music is probably the most awesome thing created…ever. And now-a-days, most singles have an awesome music video to go with them.  I’ve watched a lot of music videos in my day, but none of them have been as epic as Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros’ 12-part music-video series,  SALVO!

The L.A.-based band–lead by Alex Ebert, vocalist of power-pop group Ima Robot–has acquired quite an eccentric reputation since the release of their first full-length album, Up From Below, this summer. It’s no surprise that they’ve taken on such a wild project that hasn’t been seen since R. Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet” series. But I assure you, Edward Sharpe’s videos are actually good–better yet, they’re pretty f-ing amazing.

The band, which has been described as alternative-experimental-psychedelic folk-indie-rock (phew), has released two out of the twelve music videos so far. Not only are the songs great, but the cinematography is absolutely beautiful. The imagery is so eerie and moving that it may as well be a mini film-series.

I could go on and on explaining how great I think these videos are, but it would be a lot easier to just let you watch them and see for yourself. So kick back and watch the first installment, “Desert Song,” above, and keep a look out for the rest of the series over the next few months!

Psst…want to see the second video now? Lucky for you, it’s right here: “Kisses Over Babylon.”

–Dana Mikaelian, Communications Director

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Great editor’s´pick Dana! I can’t wait for the rest!

— Eric V-B

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