The Magnetic Fields have announced the release of their 10th full-length album titled Love at the Bottom of the Sea. The album will be out on March 5th in the UK via Domino and a day later in the US via Merge Records. The album will be available digitally, in CD and vinyl and it can be pre-ordered now through both labels.
The album was recorded by frontman Stephen Merritt and usual collaborators Claudia Gonson, Sam Davol, John Woo, Shirley Simms, Johny Blood and Daniel Handler in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.
To coincide with the release, The Magnetic Fields will tour North America and Europe. You can check all dates and other info here.
Stephen Merritt said that Love at the Bottom of the Sea will see the band return to their “signature mix of synth and acoustic sounds”.
Whilst we impatiently wait for a taster for this album, here’s ‘Absolutely Cuckoo’ from the group’s last synth inclusive three-volume concept album 69 Love Songs released in 1999.