Magnetic Fields Announce New Album, Tour

    The Magnetic Fields are gearing up to release their 10th full-length album, Love at the Bottom of the Sea, on March 6. The 15-track project will be released by Merge Records, making it the first Magnetic Fields album on the Chapel Hill, N.C. label since their seminal 1999 three-disc 69 Love Songs. Not only that, but Love is apparently a return to the band’s earlier blend of synthesizer and acoustic sounds, something they have moved away from as of late.

    To coincide with the album’s release, Stephin Merritt and company will hit the road in early March through the middle of April. The jaunt covers a fair amount of North America and even includes a stop in the U.K. for Jeff Mangum’s ATP festival. View the tour dates below. 

    Love at the Bottom of the Sea track list

    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

    Tour dates:

    • 03.06 Hudson, NY: Helsinki Hudson
    • 03.07 Philadelphia, PA: Union Transfer
    • 03.08 New York, NY: Barnes and Noble
    • 03.11 Minehead, UK: ATP UK curated by Jeff Mangum
    • 03.14 Austin, TX: South by Southwest
    • 03.15 Austin, TX: South by Southwest
    • 03.16 Austin, TX: South by Southwest
    • 03.18 Vancouver, BC: The Vogue
    • 03.19 Seattle, WA: Neptune
    • 03.20 Seattle, WA: Neptune
    • 03.21 Portland, OR: Roseland Theater
    • 03.23 Los Angeles, CA: Orpheum Theater
    • 03.24 Oakland, CA: Fox Theater
    • 03.26 Chicago, IL: Vic Theater
    • 03.27 Chicago, IL: Vic Theater
    • 03.28 Iowa City, IA: Englert Theater
    • 03.30 Toronto, ON: Sound Academy
    • 03.31 Montreal, QC: Le National
    • 04.03 New York, NY: Beacon Theater
    • 04.04 New York, NY: BEacon Theater
    • 04.06 Boston, MA: Berklee Performance Center
    • 04.07 Boston, MA: Berklee Performance Center
    • 04.09 Washington, DC: 9:30 Club
    • 04.11 Carrboro, NC: Cat’s Cradle
    • 04.12 Carrboro, NC: Cat’s Cradle
    • 04.13 Atlanta, GA: Variety Playhouse