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The Magnetic Fields Announce New Album

Return to Merge for Love at the Bottom of the Sea

Dec 13, 2011 Bookmark and Share


The Magnetic Fields have announced that they will be releasing their tenth full-length album Love at the Bottom of the Sea on March 6. The new record is to be the band's first release of new material with Merge since 1999's 69 Love Songs. The album is also something of a return to form in terms of sound, as the band is back to the signature mix of synthesized and acoustic instrumentation that was noticeably absent from their last three albums. In a press release frontman Stephin Merritt says that "instead of using a synthesizer as a melodic instrument, much of the time I used it as a compositional destructive mechanism, something eating away at the apparent order of my perfectionist arrangements. I was very happy to be using synthesizers in ways that I had not done before. Most of the synthesizers on the record didn't exist when we were last using synthesizers." Recorded in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York, the album's full tracklisting can be seen below. Starting next year the band will begin a North American tour that will include a stop at the SXSW Music Showcase in Austin, TX. Their full itinerary is also below.

 

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 8 Barnes and Noble New York, NY

March 11 All Tomorrow’s Parties England

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 4 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 13 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA

 

(www.thehouseoftomorrow.com)



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