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February 1st, 2010
Episode 261 of 797 episodes
After releasing the appropriately titled Distortion in 2008, The Magnetic Fields' members return with a cleaner, mostly acoustic sound. The new album is Realism, and we've got the opening cut, "You Must Be Out Of Your Mind." Also on the show: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band resurrects the voice of Louis Armstrong, a strange new opera from The Knife, the surprising string quartet Brooklyn Rider, Giant Drag and The Heligoats.