Edward Sharpe fires singer Jade Castrinos

Jade Castrinos, vocalist for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, was fired shortly before band’s current North American tour.

On her Instagram profile, Castrinos wrote: “for seven years i [sic] sang and wrote music with edward sharpe. they voted me off of tour a week before they left, via email. lol.”


According to a Facebook post that has since been deleted, frontman Alex Ebert said, “Only we must now explain that simply and sadly, we did not feel right doing this tour with Jade. That fact breaks my heart in ways I don’t want to describe,” according to Jambase.

Many fans have taken to the band’s Facebook page to air grievances about the missing female vocals, some suggesting that the dynamic of the band has changed. Ebert’s post said the band hopes to one day reunite with Castrinos, but no further details were given on why they parted ways.

The Magnetic Zeros’ debut album was “Up from Below,” released in 2009. The hit song “Home” from the album featured Ebert and Castrinos singing together as a duet.

The band, sans Castrinos, will perform as headliners at The Ride Festival in Telluride in July.

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James Garcia is a community reporter at the Loveland Reporter-Herald and a new blogger at Reverb. Follow him on Twitter @JamesGarciaRH.