The Magnetic Fields Ready New Album

'Distortion' is Stephin Merritt's first new material in four years

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The Magnetic Fields have today revealed that their new album ‘Distortion’ is ready, and will be released in January.

On the band’s website Houseoftomorrow.com, they reveal a few further details about their plans for early next year.

They announce: “The band will perform a small number of US tour dates in February and March. Specific details regarding venues and ticket pre-sales will be announced shortly.”

This is the synth-pop band’s first album since 2004’s ‘i’.

The Stephin Merritt led group’s most acclaimed work to date was 1999’s three volume concept album ’69 Love Songs’.

The new album ‘Distortion’ will be released on January 14 in the UK, and January 15 in the US through Nonesuch records.

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