The Magnetic Fields ‘Love at the Bottom of the Sea’ Out March 6th

The Magnetic Fields 'Love at the Bottom of the Sea'

The Magnetic Fields latest album ‘Love at the Bottom of the Sea’ will be released by Merge Records on March 6th. The band’s tenth full-length album is their first release of new material with Merge since 1999’s ’69 Love Songs’. The band will celebrate their new album with a North American tour that passes through the SXSW Music Showcase in Austin, Texas.

After putting out three synthesizer-free albums, The Magnetic Fields are returning to the signature mix of synth and acoustic sounds they established in the 90s with Merge releases such as ‘The Charm of the Highway Strip’ and ‘Get Lost’. Stephin Merritt has come back to the synth with a fresh approach: “Most of the synthesizers on the record didn’t exist when we were last using synthesizers.” The songs — none over three minutes long — were recorded in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York with Merritt’s usual cast of collaborators: Claudia Gonson, Sam Davol, John Woo, Shirley Simms, Johny Blood and Daniel Handler.

There will be a limited-edition eggshell-colored vinyl available exclusively to those who pre-order the album at MergeRecords.com. The first 100 people who order the album from Merge will receive a free signed poster and a Magnetic Fields button, as well.

Track Listing:
1. God Wants Us to Wait
2. Andrew in Drag
3. Your Girlfriend’s Face
4. Born For Love
5. I’d Go Anywhere with Hugh
6. Infatuation (With Your Gyration)
7. The Only Boy in Town
8. The Machine in Your Hand
9. Goin’ Back to the Country
10. I’ve Run Away to Join the Fairies
11. The Horrible Party
12. My Husband’s Pied-a-Terre
13. I Don’t Like Your Tone
14. Quick!
15. All She Cares About Is Mariachi

The Magnetic Fields’ Tour Dates
March 6 Helsinki Hudson Hudson, NY
March 7 Union Transfer Philadelphia PA
March 14, 15, 16 SXSW Austin, TX
March 18 The Vogue Vancouver, BC
March 19 Neptune Theater Seattle, WA
March 20 Neptune Theater Seattle, WA
March 21 Roseland Theater Portland, OR
March 23 Orpheum Theater Los Angeles, CA
March 24 Fox Theater Oakland, CA
March 26 Vic Theater Chicago, IL
March 27 Vic Theater Chicago, IL
March 28 Englert Theater Iowa City, IA
March 30 Sound Academy Toronto, ONT
March 31 Le National Montral, QUE
April 3 Beacon Theater New York, NY
April 6 Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA
April 7 Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA
April 9 The 930 Club Washington, DC
April 11 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
April 12 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
April 14 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA


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