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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 »
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 of those artists was LCD Soundsystem, whose version…   Read Story »
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 latter's wife along with Moby, because…   Read Story »
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 Strip) to 1999 (69…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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 night. It was the night before Valentine's Day,…   Read Story »
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 good one. There are the requisite talking heads…   Read Story »
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 choir." It'll appear on a digital single with…   Read Story »
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 eighth LP Realism on January…   Read Story »
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 writing, so I was able to approach the collection entirely as a fan, which…   Read Story »