Fuck yeah. The Magnetic Fields new record Love At the Bottom Of the Sea, out March 6, is now available for your streaming pleasure at, of course, NPR. To quote Jack Black in High Fidelity, “It’s…really fuckin’ good.” But of course it is. The ‘Fields are back! And they’re back to using synths!
15 songs make up Love At the Bottom Of the Sea, and they seem like they’re all pretty classic ‘Fields material. “Your Girlfriend’s Face” is about hiring a hitman to girl an ex’s new girlfriend, for example, while “Machine In Your Hand” is fascinating for its lover-as-iPhone metaphor. Most anticipated album of the year over here! Listen!