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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Thanksgiving is coming up, and many of us are dreading the difficult conversations we'll be having with family around the dinner table this year. By…
Stereogum | November 18, 2016 - 5:08 pm

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Magnetic Fields Songs

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…
John Everhart | June 13, 2013 - 1:02 pm

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The 10 Best Indie Christmas Songs

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…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | December 21, 2012 - 3:55 pm

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Hear Five Songs From The Magnetic Fields’ 5-Disc Album 50 Song Memoir

The Magnetic Fields are good at gimmicks. To date, the finest moment from Stephin Merritt's endlessly sharp indie-pop project has been the 1999 triple-disc set…
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2016 - 11:10 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

The Magnetic Fields Prep 50 Song Memoir

The Magnetic Fields' 1999 triple LP 69 Love Songs remains their masterpiece, and it seems that Stephin Merritt and co. are working on another obscenely…
Peter Helman | May 24, 2016 - 9:45 pm

FIDLAR & Bully – “Absolutely Cuckoo” (Magnetic Fields Cover)

Two leading purveyors of electrifying American power-chord rock, FIDLAR and Bully (pictured), are touring Europe together this month. To promote the joint venture they've teamed…
Chris DeVille | November 10, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Stream Jawbreaker Reunion & PWR BTTM’s Republican National Convention Split

Two Bands To Watch enter the arena ... only one leaves alive? Or something like that. Jawbreaker Reunion and PWR BTTM have teamed up for…
James Rettig | February 17, 2015 - 11:48 am

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

Download New Cover Songs And Watch A Short Documentary Celebrating 25 Years Of Merge

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…
James Rettig | July 8, 2014 - 7:47 pm

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”

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

Watch The Shins Cover Magnetic Fields’ “Andrew In Drag”

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…
Tom Breihan | July 27, 2012 - 10:07 am

The Magnetic Fields – “Quick!” Video

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…
Amrit Singh | May 8, 2012 - 11:14 am

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
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