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Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here benefit the Socorro island Conservation Fund, and they are cruelty free, except to your eyes.

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Watch Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt Sing New Songs For Lola The Dog

The Magnetic Fields mastermind and notably witty curmudgeon Stephin Merritt apparently loves Scrabble. This makes total sense. In fact, he loves Scrabble so much that…
Peter Helman | June 25, 2015 - 9:11 pm

Here Are Some Game Tips From Scrabble Enthusiast Stephin Merritt

Magnetic Fields songs often hinge on witty, erudite turns of phrase, so it's not that surprising that band mastermind Stephin Merritt plays a lot of…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2014 - 3:08 pm

Steve Reich & Philip Glass Bury The Hatchet For Nonesuch’s 50th

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…
Scott Lapatine | May 15, 2014 - 10:21 am

Stephin Merritt Plans Scrabble-Inspired Poetry Book

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…
Tom Breihan | March 10, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Future Bible Heroes – “Living, Loving, Partygoing” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

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…
Tom Breihan | July 8, 2013 - 10:22 am

Watch Stephin Merritt Cover A Bob’s Burgers Song

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…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 4, 2013 - 5:29 pm

Future Bible Heroes – “Living, Loving, Partygoing”

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…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2013 - 11:07 am

Hear Stephin Merritt Cover Beck’s “Old Shanghai” From Song Reader

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…
Michael Nelson | December 14, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Stephin Merritt Does “Andrew In Drag” For CBS News

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,…
Amrit Singh | April 16, 2012 - 5:40 pm

The Magnetic Fields – “Andrew In Drag” Video (NSFW)

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…
Corban Goble | February 2, 2012 - 5:13 pm

Stephin Merritt To Star In Insane-Sounding Live Video Game

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.
Corban Goble | January 20, 2012 - 6:01 pm

The Magnetic Fields – “Andrew In Drag”

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.
Corban Goble | January 11, 2012 - 11:18 am

Stephin Merritt – “Dream Again” (Franz Ferdinand Cover) Video

Earlier this year, Franz Ferdinand released the Covers Record Store Day EP, which features a whole mess of other artists taking on Franz tunes. One…
Tom Breihan | December 21, 2011 - 2:33 pm

Amanda Palmer, Stephin Merritt, Moby & Neil Gaiman Cover Rocky Horror On Ferguson

The song is Rocky Horror Picture Show classic "Science Fiction/Double Feature," and the lineup is Coraline crew Stephin Merritt and Neil Gaiman, backing up the…
Amrit Singh | November 1, 2011 - 4:31 pm

Stephin Merritt – “Forever And A Day”

Stephin Merritt's forthcoming Obscurities is what you'd expect from the title: The 14-track collection features "hard-to-find" recordings from 1994 (circa The Charm of the Highway
brandon | May 23, 2011 - 3:06 pm

The Magnetic Fields @ BAM, Brooklyn 2/13/10

The chamber folk of the Magnetic Fields latest, Realism, was the center point for a two-hour seated affair at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Saturday…
Amrit Singh | February 15, 2010 - 8:55 am

Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt And The Magnetic Fields – Official Trailer

The new Magnetic Fields' documentary, which took Kerthy Fix and Gail O'Hara (also of Chickfactor, Black Tambourine fans) 10 years to make, should be a…
brandon | February 8, 2010 - 10:45 am

Stephen Merritt Covers Peter Gabriel

Merritt did "Not One Of Us" as a Scratch My Back tie-in: "Peter's [...] showcases his singing voice, whereas my version showcases this evil dwarf…
brandon | January 29, 2010 - 9:17 am

The Magnetic Fields Return With Realism

Good news for lovers of cantankerous, hyperacusis-afflicted songwriters (also, just plain old good news): Stephin Merritt and his Magnetic Fields will be back with their…
Amrit Singh | November 10, 2009 - 11:17 am