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, July 20, 2011

I Want to Be Stephin Merritt's Boyfriend

The title of this post may seem like an overdue confession from your loyal author, but it is instead the title of the song in the above video.  It is by an artist called The Waifs of the Wharf, and has oddly mysterious backgrounds (inasmuch as I don't know anything more than what I've said here).  It's a cute, jaunty, ukulele-driven ode to Mr. Stephin Merritt and comes highly recommended.

Also, a bit of trivia: the footage to which the song is set is the 1907 film Le Cochon Danseur, which Mr. Merritt has acknowleged as a great film for which he would gladly write a score if given the opportunity.

The Magnetic Fields have also officially started recording their next album in the historic (for fans of the band, at least) Mother West Studios.  I expect much rejoicing!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

TMF Return to Merge!

Ohmygodohmygodohmygod!! The Magnetic Fields will be releasing their new album in early 2012 via Merge Records! Details other than those are scant, but in the mean time, we have Obscurities to anxiously await.

I'm wondering what has become of Nonesuch Records, for sure. But, who cares right now? New Magnetic Fields in as little as six months!