A set list from last night's Magnetic Fields show at Union Transfer in Philadelphia has been posted here. Obviously, if you're seeing the band and want to be surprised then avoid that link like it's the plague, but suffice it to say that there are loads of very exciting gems on there.
Carletta Sue Kay, a San Francisco-based musician who supplies a ton of backing vocals on Love at the Bottom of the Sea, is interviewed about the process of working with Mr. Merritt here. It's a really great interview and I recommend highly you seek further information on Carletta Sue Kay, who is all kinds of brilliant. Might I recommend her Facebook page?
Lastly, I'd be remiss if I didn't post this horrendously awkward interview with Stephin Merritt, on whose awkwardness Mr. Merritt is hardly to blame. It becomes difficult to read at a certain point, and I kind of think Mr. Merritt was kind to even finish the interview - I remember a time when the interviewer would have been more or less eviscerated rather than ignored.
Don't forget to go see Stephin Merritt and Emma Straub at Upstairs on the Square! Tonight! Kind of right now-ish! Get over there! And then go to the tour blog! DO IT!