A blog devoted to the works of Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, Future Bible Heroes, The Gothic Archies, et al. This blog will feature news related to his work, as well as occasional fanboy gushes from the author. Thank you for stopping by, and may all your dreams come true.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


The radio interview to which I linked the other day can be heard here.  The interviewer seems legitimately interested in Mr. Merritt's music, making for a pretty good interview, all-in-all.  In it, Mr. Merritt confirms that both Johnny Blood and Daniel Handler will be performing the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea score with him this May 4th, a particularly cool bit of information.

Some of you may have noticed that the Youtube clip of the trailer for Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields is no longer working.  This is because you now can only watch the trailer at the official Strange Powers website.  So, go there, and donate money to the film's creators to ensure its maximum screen time.

Mr. Merritt continues to baffle in the denigration of his voice in this interview.  There are also some interesting remarks about the relationship between Distortion and Realism.

There's also this sort of awkward interview that still manages to put forth lots of interesting information despite its awkwardness.  Stephin harps on the influences for Get Lost, reveals his plans to listen to a terrible band simply because of their band name, and says some awesome things about the setlist for the upcoming tour that have this author all sorts of excited.  Anybody have any guesses as to about which songs from 69 Love Songs he's talking?  My guesses are "Papa Was a Rodeo" and "Book of Love."


  1. I'd say "All My Little Words" and "The Book of Love."

    Anyways, interesting stuff as usual.

  2. Wait, it's definitely "All My Little Words" and "Come Back From San Francisco." At least I think.

  3. Well, they didn't play CBFSF the last two times I saw them, so I think that one's out.

    And, I'm thinking AMLW is the song where they switched singers - last tour, Claudia sang it and I'm thinking Stephin is taking back vocal duties as is usual for live shows. Of course, this could also be "Take Ecstasy With Me" or several other songs.


  5. Stephin sounds very at ease in this interview.

  6. Throughout the course of this record's media, I've been noticing what a different interviewee he has become.