In response to a question of how Jade Castrinos and Alex Ebert met, Castrinos talks about having a "victim complex" and Ebert a "savior complex." We've heard variations of their first meeting. He saw her at a cafe on a bench. In another interview Ebert said he met Castrinos at a party and then saw her again on a corner and he rode up to her on his bicycle. Here she recalls an earlier time.
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Spinner Interface Interview 2013
The tone of Ebert's voice strikes as having lived a lot. Well spoken as he articulates emotion and evolution.