The Magnetic Fields' Love at the Bottom of the Sea will be in stores on March 6, but you can stream the whole album now at NPR Music.
NPR says of Love at the Bottom of the Sea:
Full of confused and otherwise conflicted love songs, Love at the Bottom of the Sea explores many facets of forbidden romance, particularly in the delightful, album-opening pairing of "God Wants Us to Wait" and "Andrew in Drag." The colorful but not exactly existential dilemmas continue in songs ideally crafted to match The Magnetic Fields' dour-but-droll delivery: "I Don't Like Your Tone." "All She Cares About Is Mariachi." "I've Run Away to Join the Fairies." "The Horrible Parties." These are hardly end-of-the-world concerns, so the conflicts play out with just the right mix of ruefulness and playfulness.
Listen to The Magnetic Fields' Love at the Bottom of the Sea at NPR Music
Watch the video for the first single "Andrew in Drag" and pre-order Love at the Bottom of the Sea on CD and LP now in the Merge store.
The Magnetic Fields have announced their spring tour and tickets are on sale now!
The Magnetic Fields on tour:
Mar 6 Hudson, NY Helsinki Hudson
Mar 7 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Mar 10 Minehead, UK All Tomorrow’s Parties
Mar 16 Austin, TX ACL Live @ 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 4 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