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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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69 Love Songs Turns 10

69 Love Songs was released September 7, 1999 by Merge. I was in school in Buffalo at the time and taking a break from music…
brandon | September 8, 2009 - 9:32 am
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Stephin Merritt Does Coraline, Promises Many More Musicals

Vanity Fair has pics and a preview of the Magnetic Fielder’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s creepy kid’s book. Merritt says: “This is part of my…
Amrit Singh | May 13, 2009 - 2:02 pm
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Magnetic Fields Offer Their “Underwear” To Puma L.I.F.T.

From his "Wheels On The Car" to his Wrigley commercial that's impossible to find on-line, etc., the Magnetic Fields' crooner certainly isn't shy about writing…
brandon | March 17, 2009 - 1:58 pm
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Stephin Merritt Goes Backstage With Other Music

These days live video is all the rage (well, that and nostalgia, repetitious festivals, and getting too excited about things that don't deserve it because…
brandon | July 29, 2008 - 5:35 pm
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The Magnetic Fields @ Town Hall, NYC 2/23/08

By Amrit Singh As with most Magnetic Fields albums, Distortion is organized around a singular concept. Unlike say 69 Love Songs (love songs,…
Amrit Singh | February 25, 2008 - 9:11 pm
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Stephin Merritt Is Psycho For Psychocandy

Listening to the super duper Distortion — which we’ve already prematurely sainted — it’s pretty clear Stephin Merritt likes the Jesus & Mary Chain and…
Stereogum | January 7, 2008 - 10:34 am
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NPR Asks Stephin Merritt To Write A Song (Very Quickly), Hosts Carrie Brownstein’s Blog

NPR’s All Songs Considered has this new segment “Project Song” where a musician type’s given 48 hours to write a tune based on the material…
Stereogum | November 6, 2007 - 1:10 pm
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New Gothic Archies – The Tragic Treasury

It’s been almost a decade since Stephin Merritt’s last Gothic Archies album, but that’s about to change thanks to Lemony Snicket. We haven’t actually read…
Scott Lapatine | September 27, 2006 - 2:44 pm
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Stream The New Stephin Merritt

Our modern-day Cole Porter is back with some Showtunes. Hear 5 cuts here.
Scott Lapatine | April 10, 2006 - 7:44 pm
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