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Tastefully curated Warner Bros. subsidiary Nonesuch turns 50 this year and is still going strong (next week they may very well have the #1 album in the country with the Black Keys' Turn Blue). And…   Read Story »
Magnetic Fields frontman Stephin Merritt is the sort of person who you could easily imagine absolutely annihilating you at Scrabble while simultaneously acting very bored and drily making fun of you…   Read Story »
Future Bible Heroes is one of the many side projects led by the Magnetic Fields mastermind Stephin Merritt, and last month, they returned after a long absence to release the soft synthpop album…   Read Story »
Like St. Vincent before him, an animated Stephin Merritt has done a cover of a song from Bob's Burgers for the Bob's Buskers series. In this edition, Merritt covers "Electric Love" from season three…   Read Story »
Future Bible Heroes are one of Magnetic Fields frontman Stephin Merritt’s many, many side projects, and like most of the rest of them, they’ve been dormant in recent years. But now they’re back…   Read Story »
As James Jackson Toth noted in our Premature Evaluation of Beck's new Song Reader, lots of musicians (as well as some of us for whom the name "musician" is truly too generous) are performing,…   Read Story »
Here, lifechampion Stephin Merritt regales the CBS network with his finest synth-based wit-pop tune in years, "Andrew In Drag." This rendition is Merritt solo, though, so it's just an eight-string…   Read Story »
The Magnetic Fields' latest single "Andrew In Drag" has been praised as a return to the form of the vintage Magnetic Fields through it's more acoustic, synth-heavy arrangements (but don't worry, too…   Read Story »
The Magnetic Field's latest track was a delightful return to form, but that doesn't mean Stephin Merritt has abandoned his inclination to do weird shit. So, behold; Space Cruiser, an interactive,…   Read Story »
A little while ago, Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields announced that they'd put out their tenth LP, Love At The Bottom Of The Sea. Merritt also promised a return to the more acoustic,…   Read Story »