MAGNETIC FIELDS - The Wayward Bus / Distant Plastic Trees 2LP
THE MAGNETIC FIELDS' first two albums, The Wayward Bus and Distant Plastic Trees, make their debut appearance here on vinyl, packaged together as a two-LP set. Distant Plastic Trees was originally released in England and Japan in 1991. 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. For its domestic debut, Distant Plastic Trees was paired with the Magnetic Fields’ 1992 album The Wayward Bus on a single CD that came out on the band’s own PoPuP Records imprint before its re-release on Merge in 1994. While both albums feature singer SUSAN ANWAY (formerly of early-’80s Boston punk band V;), the latter introduced several new players who would subsequently make regular appearances on STEPHIN MERRIT's various musical projects.