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.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


WNYC posted some recordings of The Magnetic Fields' show at Brooklyn Academy of Music last month. Songs included are "Acoustic Guitar," "The Nun's Litany," "All the Umbrellas in London," and "Fear of Trains."  The recordings are crisp and lovely and can be found here.  For those of you who missed the opportunity to see the band, I particularly recommend "Fear of Trains," as Ms. Simms' vocals are stu-fucking-pendous.

It's also worth noting that The Magnetic Fields' American tour ended last night, meaning We Are Having a Hootenanny will be coming to a close soon.  Sad, sad times.  The European leg of the tour starts next week.  The Magnetic Fields played a pretty different set list last night at Town Hall, an amalgamation of the two they've been playing, plus "Papa Was a Rodeo."  It's my assumption that this is the set they'll be playing in Europe, although they probably just wanted to mix it up for folks who went to all three shows.

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