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The Magnetic Fields – “Andrew In Drag”

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.
Corban Goble | January 11, 2012 - 11:18 am

Stephin Merritt – “Dream Again” (Franz Ferdinand Cover) Video

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…
Tom Breihan | December 21, 2011 - 2:33 pm

Magnetic Fields Love At The Bottom Of The Sea Details

After bailing on the synth for a second there, Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields will return to more synth-heavy and acoustic arrangements on their…
Corban Goble | December 13, 2011 - 12:51 pm

Amanda Palmer, Stephin Merritt, Moby & Neil Gaiman Cover Rocky Horror On Ferguson

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…
Amrit Singh | November 1, 2011 - 4:31 pm

Stephin Merritt – “Forever And A Day”

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
Brandon Stosuy | May 23, 2011 - 3:06 pm

Bodies Of Water Cover Magnetic Fields

Ever the hard workers, L.A.'s Bodies Of Water have offered up a pretty, spare take on 69 Love Songs staple "I Don't Believe In The
Brandon Stosuy | November 15, 2010 - 10:18 am

Jeff Mangum To Perform At Chris Knox Benefit

Last June, the legendary New Zealand musician Chris Knox suffered a "series" of strokes. A few months later, we posted Jeff Mangum's cover of the…
Brandon Stosuy | March 26, 2010 - 12:46 pm

Ben Gibbard – “I Don’t Want To Get Over You” (Magnetic Fields Cover Live At Stereogum Range Life 2010)

There's nothing like an unplugged Ben Gibbard set to remind you that the man has refined a signature style of storytelling. And there's nothing like…
Amrit Singh | March 25, 2010 - 2:43 pm

The Magnetic Fields @ BAM, Brooklyn 2/13/10

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…
Amrit Singh | February 15, 2010 - 8:55 am

Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt And The Magnetic Fields – Official Trailer

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…
Brandon Stosuy | February 8, 2010 - 10:45 am

Stephen Merritt Covers Peter Gabriel

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…
Brandon Stosuy | January 29, 2010 - 9:17 am

Preview Peter Gabriel’s Indie Rock Covers LP

We've spoken about Scratch My Back, Peter Gabriel's anticipated Bob Ezrin-produced orchestral covers collection featuring reinterpretations of Radiohead, Arcade Fire, the Magnetic Fields, Bon Iver,…
Brandon Stosuy | January 13, 2010 - 10:12 am


Our yuletide '09 playlist keeps expanding. Yesterday we premiered Crocodiles & Dum Dum Girls' holiday jam. Now we've added Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings' "Ain't…
Scott Lapatine | December 23, 2009 - 11:15 pm


New Indie Rock Christmas MP3s For 2009

Even though there's something sacred about time-honored traditions, there's only so many years you and your beloveds can sit beside the Christmas tree and listen…
Amrit Singh | December 17, 2009 - 2:44 pm