Magnetic Fields, The

The Wayward Bus / Distant Plastic Trees

Formats:
Double LP + LP Vinyl Ltd.
Condition:
New
Media:
Mint
Sleeve:
Mint
Cat No:
MRG075
Availability:
In Stock
Price:
21.80 €
Description:

The Magnetic Fields’ first two albums, The Wayward Bus and Distant Plastic Trees, make their debut appearance on vinyl, packaged together as a two-LP set.

Distant Plastic Trees, the Magnetic Fields’ first album, was originally released in England and Japan in 1991. Merritt’s accordion player, the novelist Daniel Handler, later noted that "this tinny and intimate recording, in quiet defiance of the reigning roar of pop music, recalls both the early, scratchy field recordings of folk music and the first experiments in electronic music—precisely the sort of stylistic balance the Magnetic Fields liked to achieve." The album includes the early-’90s college radio single “100,000 Fireflies” which had earlier appeared as a single on Harriet Records and was later covered by Superchunk.