Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cause I've Got a Sense of Perfection and Nothing Makes Much Sense at All

Excellent news!

The Magnetic Fields will be releasing a new album, "Love at the Bottom of the Sea", on March 6, 2012, on Merge Records in North America, and Domino Records overseas. The band's tenth full-length album is their first release of new material with Merge since 1999's highly acclaimed "69 Love Songs". The band will celebrate their new album with tours through North America and Europe. Please visit the calendar for full ticket purchasing information.

April 9, 2012 - 930 Club, who's in? Hamster, I'm looking at you.

After putting out their "synth-free trilogy," The Magnetic Fields are returning to their signature mix of synth and acoustic sounds. Merritt notes about the new album 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."

All Merritt's bands - The 6ths, Gothic Archies, Future Bible Heroes, and especially Magnetic Fields - are in the short rotation for one of the two remaining spots in my Sillyass Desert Island Five game. Think you'll hear some of each in the next post?

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