STREAM: New Future Bible Heroes “Living, Loving, Partygoing”

March 20th, 2013 · Comments Off on STREAM: New Future Bible Heroes “Living, Loving, Partygoing”

Long-dormant Stephin Merritt disco-themed side-project has follow-up LP in the pipeline for Merge Records, and this is the first taste. Future Bible Heroes also features Christopher Ewen from Figures on a Beach and The Magnetic Fields’ own Claudia Gonson. Here are the specs on the release from Merge: Partygoing is available on vinyl in a […]

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STREAM: The Magnetic Fields’ New Album ‘Love at the Bottom of the Sea’

February 27th, 2012 · Comments Off on STREAM: The Magnetic Fields’ New Album ‘Love at the Bottom of the Sea’

Stephin Merritt likes synths again.¬†Hallelujah. The band’s tenth studio album,¬†Love at the Bottom of the Sea, is out next week via Merge.

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VIDEO: The Magnetic Fields “Andrew in Drag”

February 9th, 2012 · Comments Off on VIDEO: The Magnetic Fields “Andrew in Drag”

Amazingly catchy new single from our favorite gay misanthrope, which is taken from the forthcoming Love at the Bottom of the Sea album. NSFW due to the nakedness.

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Up Too High – Jesus and Mary Chain circa 1983

February 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Given Stephin Merritt’s admiration for Jesus & Mary Chain, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised at how much this sounds like a long lost Magnetic Fields song.

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20th Century Hits according to Stephin Merritt

October 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on 20th Century Hits according to Stephin Merritt

1961 The Paris Sisters: “I Love How You Love Me” 1963 The Ronettes: “Be My Baby” 1979 Gary Numan: “Cars” 1980 Young Marble Giants: Colossal Youth 1983 New Order: “Blue Monday” 1989 Chris Knox: “Not Given Lightly” 1994 Saint Etienne: “Like a Motorway” 1995 Pulp: Different Class 1997 White Town: “Your Woman” Full list Great […]

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Magnetic Fields cover of Not One of Us

February 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Magnetic Fields cover of Not One of Us

Came across this interview/cover of the Peter Gabriel song by Stephin Merritt. Part of a project of covers. Odd. Not One of Us. Interesting to hear Stephin’s comments.

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Trailer for documentary on The Magnetic Fields

February 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on Trailer for documentary on The Magnetic Fields

Sample quote from the trailer for the documentary Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields: “The Best of Olivia Newton John. I’ve haven’t heard her version of ‘Me and Bobby McGee.’ That’s audacious of her.” Cannot wait to see this. [via The Awl]

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