Love at the Bottom of the Sea (Reissue)




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Love at the Bottom of the Sea is The Magnetic Fields’ tenth full-length album, and is their first release of new material with Merge since 1999’s highly acclaimed 69 Love Songs 

After putting out three synthesizer-free albums, The Magnetic Fields are returning to the signature mix of synth and acoustic sounds they established in the 90s with Merge releases such as The Charm of The Highway Strip and Get Lost Stephin Merritt has come back to synths with a fresh approach: “Most of the synthesizers on the record didn’t exist when we were last using synthesizers,” he notes. The songs — none over three minutes long — were recorded in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York with Merritt’s usual cast of collaborators: Claudia Gonson, Sam Davol, John Woo, Shirley Simms, Johny Blood and Daniel Handler.

Originally released in 2012. LP is black vinyl with Euro sleeve and full album download. CD is digipak with 16-page booklet. 


1. Your Girlfriend's Face
2. Andrew in Drag
3. God Wants Us to Wait
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