It’s no surprise that many big name celebrities have undergone prefabricated makeovers in order to become famous.
Take Katy Perry for example. Before sporting a bra that shot out whipped cream from the nipple region, she was Katy Hudson, a rising star of Christian gospel rock. Or Margarita Carmen Cansino, who dyed her hair and had electrolysis to raise her hairline to become silver screen legend Rita Hayworth.
After spending a lifetime wallowing in the purgatory of the LA music scene, Alex Ebert reinvented himself as Edward Sharpe, the enigmatic leader of a group of hippy dippy folk musicians. Here, the second album from the band sporting membership in the double digits is nothing to write home about, but for an Age of Aquarius folk throwback, you could do worse.