Stephin Merritt will either love it or hate it – quite a gamble to play with one of your heroes. Either way, Sydney rockers Circle has presented the world with what they’re calling “one-third of a respectful nod to the most important record that came out during our career”.
The one-third remark refers to the fact that despite the album being called ‘Another 69 Love Songs’ – we’re only presented with 23 of them. The nod, of course, refers to the seminal Magnetic Fields record of the same name (minus ‘Another’). The album is the band’s most collaborative so far and if you listen closely you’ll find quite a few unnamed local stars peppered throughout.
Recorded over 12 months in Enmore Audio, produced by the band and mixed by Mike Stavrou, Another 69 Love Songs is Circle’s most ambitious work to date!