Magnetic Fields to release new album in January 2008

Stephin Merritt and company have finished their long-awaited full-length, Distortion. Scheduled for a January 15th release, the album features 13 new songs. Like previous efforts, vocal duties are handled by by Mr. Merritt and drummer Claudia Gonson. Sonic distortion is applied on many different instruments, carefully layered in the background behind the vocals, creating a hazy pop feel that recalls the Jesus and Mary Chain, while retaining a hum-able pop feel throughout.

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