Stephin Merritt

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Stephin Merritt Albums From Worst To Best

"Relating to other people has always struck me as the most overrated of pleasures." Stephin Merritt said this in a 2015 issue of…
Doug Bleggi | March 13, 2017 - 12:33 pm

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80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their…
Scott Lapatine | April 6, 2011 - 12:31 pm

More Stephin Merritt stories

The Magnetic Fields – “’81 How To Play The Synthesizer” Video

The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt is releasing his latest ambitious experiment, 50 Song Memoir, next month, and so far we've heard six tracks from it,…
James Rettig | February 17, 2017 - 1:43 pm

The Magnetic Fields – “’83 Foxx And I” Video

The Magnetic Fields are releasing their 50 Song Memoir next month, and we've already heard five tracks from it, each covering a different year in…
James Rettig | February 1, 2017 - 10:56 am

Lou Reed, The 6ths, Django Django Soundtrack Google Pixel Commercials

Google just launched their new Pixel smartphone, and, of course, the launch of any product comes with lots of ads. Ads often come with music,…
Peter Helman | October 23, 2016 - 1:19 pm

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
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