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UPC: 673855015200
Format: LP
Release Date: June 24, 2022
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Cast your mind back to notable landmarks of 1992. Outside the Twin Cities, Mall of America opened to the public. Frank Gehry’s enormous golden fish sculpture, El Peix, welcomed Barcelona Olympians. And The House of Tomorrow, a four-song 7-inch on a small indie label, ushered in a new era for the Magnetic Fields.  Never before released as a 12-inch, this 30th anniversary remastered edition includes the additional track "Alien Being" plus a vinyl etching on side B. 

  • Peak Vinyl 12": Single 12-inch on opaque spring green vinyl with etching on B side, and in the same packaging as the standard version. Full download included. Ltd edition. Indie Only.
  • 30th anniversary reissue of this classic lo-fi pop EP, the second release from Magnetic Fields
  • Includes Side B etching of the floor plan of Buckminster Fuller’s visionary D.I.Y. Dymaxion House (aka the original "House of Tomorrow")
  • The first Magnetic Fields recordings to include bandleader Stephin Merritt on vocals (following the departure of the late Susan Anway)
  • This was my first time singing on record....Now, listening back, I hear a little too much vocal influence from the Jesus and Mary Chain. (I really should move to Scotland. I belong there.)” -- Stephin Merritt
  • Originally reissued on CD by Merge in 1999, this version has includes bonus track "Alien Being" on vinyl for the first time ever
  • An aural precursor to their follow-up full length album Charm of the Highway Strip (1994)
  • Remastered by Jeff Lipton (Stephen Malkmus, Bob Mould, Codeine)
  • "Pop hasn't seen a lyricist of Merritt's kind and caliber since Cole Porter, Bittersweet, sometimes just bitter, often goofy and sentimental at once, he's never met a love-song cliche he couldn't twist inside-out or make legitimately touching." -- Spin Magazine


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