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North Carolina-based Merge Records is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. From taking over baseball games to planning their own four-day festival, they've been doing so in style. The next…   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 »
There’s a scene in the trailer for the 2010 Magnetic Fields’ documentary Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt And The Magnetic Fields where a cab driver asks Stephin Merritt, “Why are they making a…   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 »
Whether you experience Christmas as a spiritual curative or a wretched crucible likely depends upon your capacity to enjoy the Yuletide season's truly disassociate spirit of insanity. Most of us may…   Read Story »
On a recent Australian jaunt, the Shins stopped by the Aussie radio network Triple J and played an acoustic session. In the process, they tried out a cover of the Magnetic Fields' recent single…   Read Story »
The next video from the Mag Fields' Love At The Bottom Of The Sea is for "Quick!," the Shirley Simms-sung/Claudia Gonson harmonized track about having one foot out the door on a broken relationship.…   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 »