Violent Femmes release Freak Magnet

Freak Magnet is the eighth and final studio album released by the Violent Femmes.

It was released on February 22, 2000, and the featured single was "Sleepwalkin'." Originally scheduled for a 1998 release on Interscope Records, Freak Magnet was pulled when the band was dropped from the label, although promo copies with a different tracklist were released and still circulate. Due to the poor performance of the album both critically and commercially, the band has since decided they would no longer record new music. The UK edition was released via Cooking Vinyl in 2000, whilst a reissue complete with live bonus tracks was released via Shout! Factory on May 24, 2005.