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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Oh boy, if you thought 2018 would be any better than 2017, hopefully the first proper work week of the year dispelled you of those…
Stereogum | January 12, 2018 - 4:10 pm

Counting Down

Stephin Merritt Albums From Worst To Best

"Relating to other people has always struck me as the most overrated of pleasures." Stephin Merritt said this in a 2015 issue of…
Doug Bleggi | March 13, 2017 - 12:33 pm

List

80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their…
Scott Lapatine | April 6, 2011 - 12:31 pm

More Stephin Merritt stories

Blood Orange, Angel Olsen, & Stephin Merritt To Play Tibet House Benefit

Blood Orange, Angel Olsen, and Stephin Merritt have joined the lineup for this year's 31st Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert. They join the already-announced…
James Rettig | January 30, 2018 - 3:51 pm

Superchunk – “Erasure” (Feat Katie Crutchfield & Stephin Merritt)

Superchunk's upcoming album What A Time To Be Alive has already given us one absolute gem via the triumphantly defiant title track, and today they're…
Chris DeVille | January 9, 2018 - 9:30 am

Stephin Merritt Writes A Jingle For Silverlake Menswear Store Virgil Normal

The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt writes songs about pretty much anything -- that's sorta his thing, right? -- so why not write a jingle for…
James Rettig | September 8, 2017 - 10:40 am

The Magnetic Fields – “’81 How To Play The Synthesizer” Video

The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt is releasing his latest ambitious experiment, 50 Song Memoir, next month, and so far we've heard six tracks from it,…
James Rettig | February 17, 2017 - 1:43 pm

The Magnetic Fields – “’83 Foxx And I” Video

The Magnetic Fields are releasing their 50 Song Memoir next month, and we've already heard five tracks from it, each covering a different year in…
James Rettig | February 1, 2017 - 10:56 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

Watch Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt Sing New Songs For Lola The Dog

The Magnetic Fields mastermind and notably witty curmudgeon Stephin Merritt apparently loves Scrabble. This makes total sense. In fact, he loves Scrabble so much that…
Peter Helman | June 25, 2015 - 9:11 pm

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

Steve Reich & Philip Glass Bury The Hatchet For Nonesuch’s 50th

Tastefully curated Warner Bros. subsidiary Nonesuch turns 50 this year and is still going strong (next week they may very well have the #1 album…
Scott Lapatine | May 15, 2014 - 10:21 am

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” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Future Bible Heroes is one of the many side projects led by the Magnetic Fields mastermind Stephin Merritt, and last month, they returned after a…
Tom Breihan | July 8, 2013 - 10:22 am

Watch Stephin Merritt Cover A Bob’s Burgers Song

Like St. Vincent before him, an animated Stephin Merritt has done a cover of a song from Bob's Burgers for the Bob's Buskers series. In…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 4, 2013 - 5:29 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
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