It’s pretty rare to listen to a song for the first time and know within the first 8 seconds that you love it – but that’s exactly how I felt listening to ’40 Day Dream’.  It has a jubilant, rousing, uplifting melody and rhythm that gets your foot tapping immediately.  It makes you want to clap your hands over your head like on that old game show “Kidstreet” (+1 point for the obscure Canadian/80’s reference).  It currently holds the land-speed record for quickest acceleration from zero-to-fistpump.  I think you get the picture.

I’m probably way behind the curve here as this is the first I’ve heard from the band (Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros), but the concept is great – apparently Edward Sharpe is lead singer Alex Ebert’s alter-ego, “a messianic figure who comes to Earth to save mankind, but keeps getting distracted by falling in love”.  Anyways, check out the song.

[mp3] Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros40 Day Dream (click through and select “Download MP3”)

Also, here is some live footage of the song, complete with some ‘Tom Yorke 15 step’-ish dancing.