Stream the Magnetic Fields’ New Song, “Andrew in Drag”


“The only girl I ever loved is Andrew in drag,” Stephin Merritt intones, in a refrain that rhymes “drag” with, well, that other “F” word. And so begins the delightful first single from the Magnetic Fields’ forthcoming album, Love at the Bottom of the Sea. “Andrew in Drag” is a bouncy, jangly, un-PC ode to dressing a dude up like a lady on lark and finding the result hopelessly attractive. After experimenting with Jesus and Mary Chain-style fuzz on 2008’s Distortion and ’60s Brit-folk on 2010’s Realism, it’s lovely to see Merritt return to the kind of offbeat odes that made 69 Love Songs a classic.

[via Stereogum]