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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Superchunk Cover Magnetic Fields’ “Come Back From San Francisco” (2009)

October 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on Superchunk Cover Magnetic Fields’ “Come Back From San Francisco” (2009)

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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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Magnetic Fields get Realism and tour

December 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off on Magnetic Fields get Realism and tour

I’ve been meaning to mention this for a few weeks now, but I kept forgetting until I saw a tweet today that reminded me. The Magnetic Fields have a new album forthcoming (January 26) and will be touring in support of said album. I’ve already got tix for the DC show and I’m looking forward […]

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