"Andrew in Drag" in the kind of whimsical wit-machine we've come to expect from Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields
, and its exciting to hear them in traditional colorful form in advance of their 2012 LP (their first in two years, since Realism
in 2010). The Magnetic Fields are a band with real longevity, forming around the time most of the kids in college these days were born. The strange powers of Stephin Merritt indeed.
Love at the Bottom of the Sea
is due out 3/6 via Merge (3/5 in the UK via Domino).