Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Magnetic Fields: Andrew In Drag

Well, I'm feeling pretty well recovered now, finally. Last night I ate miso soup and avocado maki rolls with Jess, and this morning I woke up without sweating or nausea. So to celebrate I thought I'd share a chipper, catchy song that's been in my head for the last week, since I heard it on NPR's All Songs Considered, which, if you haven't discovered it, is an excellent podcast that every music fan should listen to regularly.

ASC is also currently (and exclusively) streaming several upcoming albums as part of their First Listen series, including the new Leonard Cohen, entitled Old Ideas. I also recommend checking out Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It ..., the third album by relative newcomer Adam Arcuraji, whose voice reminds me at times of Jeff Buckley and Ray Lamontagne. He'll be playing a free show at the Empty Bottle on Monday, January 30, the night before his album's official release date. The show begins at 9:30 p.m. with Chicago's The Pear Traps and Milwaukee-based Will Phalen opening.

Anyway, here's the song, "Andrew In Drag" from The Magnetic Fields' upcoming album, Love at the Bottom of the Sea, which will be released on March 6 through Merge Records. Enjoy!

The Magnetic Fields - Andrew in Drag by MergeRecords

P.S. If you're a vinyl collector and you dig the song, you might be interested to know that you can order it on a limited-edition 7" single (with b-side "When Next in Love I Fall") at Merge, to be shipped out January 31. Only six bucks!

P.S.S. The Magnetic Fields will be playing Chicago The Vic on March 26 (all ages) & 27 (18+) at The Vic. Tickets are $31.50. If you buy them online the price jumps to $46.14 per ticket, so if you're interested and live in the Chicagoland area I'd recommend taking the time to stop by the Vic box office at Belmont and Sheffield, right off the red line Belmont stop.

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