Merry Christmas, everyone! NME has put up a free download of the Magnetic Fields "Everything is One Big Christmas Tree from Realism, presumably in celebration of the holiday with which it concerns itself. Download the song here.
The song is more laid back than the previous download, "We Are Having a Hootenanny," and features a lovely vocal and lyric from Mr. Merritt, and really, is just a really good damn song. The chorus is in German, and I'd love a preemptive translation if someone could. I'm currently awaiting a lyric book so that I may be able to do it myself. I don't want to spoil all of "Realism" before January 26, but these downloads are really making me too excited for words at this point.
Thanks to Nadav Appel of the Stephinsongs mailing list for letting me know this information.