The Magnetic Fields have released the video for “Andrew in Drag” from their forthcoming Love at the Bottom of the Sea. The (NSFW) video features the return of the synth and acoustic sound that marked the band’s work in the ’90s, as well as the comic wit that we’ve come to expect over the years. Of the freshness that can be found in a return to this method of writing and arranging for synth and guitar, singer/songwriter Stephin Merritt says: “Most of the synthesizers on the record didn’t exist when we were last using synthesizers.”
The album is also the band’s first release on Merge since 1999’s epic 69 Love Songs, and is sure to be one of the most highly-anticipated records of the year (especially in my house!).
Until its release on March 6th, you can enjoy “Andrew in Drag” by listening to the track, or watching the video, below. Find out more about the album, as well as some upcoming tour dates, over on Merge.
Here’s “Andrew in Drag:”
And here’s the video: