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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

Best Covers

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with "You Are A Tourist," the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes
Scott Lapatine | April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

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

U CAN HAZ MOAR INDIE XMAS

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

Listomania

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

List

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we'rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No…
Amrit Singh | November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

The Magnetic Fields Return With Realism

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…
Amrit Singh | November 10, 2009 - 11:17 am

Peter Gabriel’s Scratch My Back Features Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Bon Iver Covers

Peter Gabriel's first album in seven years is a Bob Ezrin-produced orchestral covers collection called Scratch My Back. It reportedly features reinterpretations of the folks…
Brandon Stosuy | October 29, 2009 - 9:06 am

69 Love Songs Turns 10

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…
Brandon Stosuy | September 8, 2009 - 9:32 am