The Magnetic Fields
Contributed by eatdogs, Posted by Merge

The Magnetic Fields will be returning to Merge Records and releasing a new album, the band announced today.The record is titled Love at the Bottom of the Sea and is due out March 6th, 2012. The band says the album marks a return to the band's more synthesizer-oriented sound, after their self-described "synth-free" trilogy of records: 2004's I, 2008's Distortion, and last year's Realism.

The band will be supporting the album with a tour of North America and Europe.

March 6HUDSON, NYHelsinki Hudson
March 7PHILADELPHIA, PAUnion Transfer
March 11MINEHEAD, UKAll Tomorrow's Parties
March 14, 15, 16AUSTIN, TXSXSW
March 18VANCOUVER, BCThe Vogue
March 19SEATTLE, WANeptune Theater
March 2SEATTLE, WANeptune Theater
March 21PORTLAND, ORRoseland Theater
March 23LOS ANGELES, CAOrpheum Theater
March 24OAKLAND, CAFox Theater
March 26CHICAGO, ILVic Theater
March 27CHICAGO, ILVic Theater
March 28IOWA CITY, IAEnglert Theater
March 3TORONTO ONTSound Academy
March 31MONTREAL, QUELe National
April 3NEW YORK, NYBeacon Theater
April 6BOSTON, MABerklee Performance Center
April 7BOSTON, MABerklee Performance Center
April 9WASHINGTON, DCThe 930 Club
April 11CARRBORO, NCCat's Cradle
April 12CARRBORO, NCCat's Cradle
April 14ATLANTA, GAVariety Playhouse
April 24BRIGHTON, UKKomedia
April 25LONDON, UKRoyal Festival Hall
April 27MANCHESTER, UKRoyal Northern College of Music
April 28DUBLIN, IRELANDOlympia
April 29CORK, IRELANDCork Opera House
May 9OSLO, NORWAYRockefeller (Tickets on sale 17 Dec.)
May 11GOTHENBURG, SWEDENAnnedalskyrkan
May 12STOCKHOLM, SWEDENFiladelfiakyrkan
May 14BERLIN, GERMANYPassionskirche
May 15HAMBURG, GERMANYKampnagel K6