The new Magnetic Fields record will be released on March 6 via Merge Records and will be entitled Love At the Bottom of the Sea.
According to a press release from Merge Records, this record will be synth-heavy in stark contrast of the completed-with-Realism no-synth trilogy. Intones Mr. Merritt: "Most of the synthesizers on the record didn't exist when we were last using synthesizers." Preorders are available at the aforelinked press release.
As more details of the record are announced (and possibly those of an ensuing tour), I hope you know by now where to go for consistent updates. How excited is this little blogger right now?!
UPDATE: The House of Tomorrow has posted a tracklisting for the record. Most excitingly, perhaps, is the Oprah-inspired "My Husband's Pied a Terre," though all the titles sound fabulous and make me want the record more than I can say. It's becoming very difficult to not become editorial at this point.
UPDATE: 2012 tour dates have been announced.
Pre-sale tickets are available here. The pre-sale ends 12/15/2011. Pre-sale is officially over! For a full list of the band's extensive tour dates, check out the House of Tomorrow Calendar. I'll be at both Chicago shows, and the Iowa show. If you see a sweatervested boy shaking with glee near the front, come say hi!
UPDATE: Aggggggh, I'm freaking out!