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The Magnetic Fields announce new album due in March, tour

By ; December 13, 2011 at 12:35 PM 

The Magnetic Fields aren’t exactly known for their quick turn around of albums, having in the past taken four or five years between releases (when they put out albums with 69 songs this is kind of understandable though), but in the last few years they have stepped up their frequency. This coming March, just over two years on from the release of 2010’s Realism, The Magnetic Fields will release their tenth album called Love at the Bottom of the Sea.

The Magnetic Fields’ last three albums (i, Distortion and Realism) have been recorded without the use of any synthesizers, but Love at the Bottom of the Sea sees them returning to a synthier sound, however it might not necessarily sound like previous releases since Merritt tells us that “Most of the synthesizers on the record didn’t exist when we were last using synthesizers.”

The 15 songs on Love at the Bottom of the Sea are all shorter than three minutes in length and were recorded in LA, New York and San Francisco.

Love at the Bottom of the Sea sees The Magnetic Fields returning to Merge Records for the first time since 1999’s 69 Love Songs. They will put it out on March 6th. You can pre-order it now from the Merge store to receive it on eggshell-coloured vinyl.

Above you can see the cover art for Love at the Bottom of the Sea and below we have the tracklist and The Magnetic Fields’ tour dates.

Love at the Bottom of the Sea track list:

01. God Wants Us to Wait
02. Andrew in Drag
03. Your Girlfriend’s Face
04. Born For Love
05. I’d Go Anywhere with Hugh
06. Infatuation (With Your Gyration)
07. The Only Boy in Town
08. The Machine in Your Hand
09. 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:

Mar 6 Hudson, NY Helsinki Hudson
Mar 7 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Mar 11 Minehead, UK All Tomorrow’s Parties
Mar 14, 15, 16 Austin, TX SXSW
Mar 18 Vancouver, BC The Vogue
Mar 19 Seattle, WA Neptune Theater
Mar 20 Seattle, WA Neptune Theater
Mar 21 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Mar 23 Los Angeles, CA Orpheum Theater
Mar 24 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
Mar 26 Chicago, IL Vic Theater
Mar 27 Chicago, IL Vic Theater
Mar 28 Iowa City, IA Englert Theater
Mar 30 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
Mar 31 Montreal, QC Le National
Apr 3 New York, NY Beacon Theater
Apr 6 Boston, MA Berklee Performance Center
Apr 7 Boston, MA Berklee Performance Center
Apr 9 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Apr 11 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
Apr 12 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
Apr 14 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
Apr 24 Brighton, UK Komedia
Apr 25 London, UK Royal Festival Hall
Apr 27 Manchester, UK RNCM
Apr 28 Dublin, IR Olympia
Apr 29 Cork, IR Opera House
May 1 Porto, PT Casa da Musica
May 2 Lisbon, PT Teatro Maria Matos
May 4 Murcia, ES Estrella Levante SOS 4.8
May 6 Barcelona, ES Sala Apolo
May 7 Madrid, ES Teatro Rialto
May 9 Oslo, NO Rockefeller
May 11 Gothenburg, SE Annedalskyrkan
May 12 Stockholm, SE Filadelfiakyrkan
May 14 Berlin, DE Passionskirche
May 15 Hamburg, DE Kampnagel k6
May 16 Amsterdam, NL De Duif

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