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.

Friday, July 27, 2012

New interview, The Shins cover "Andrew in Drag"

Below is a video of The Shins, known for having covered "Strange Powers" in the past, doing a rousing rendition of "Andrew in Drag."  I wish they hit the choruses a little bit harder, but other than that, it's as splendid a cover of the song as I've yet found.

Also, I'd be remiss not to point out this interview with Mr. Merritt, wherein very little new information is actually revealed.  That being said, there's a very interesting portion where the interviewer turns his attention to Claudia Gonson, who discusses her working relationship with Mr. Merritt in some detail.


  1. A US Fall tour in the offing too. Will you make one?

  2. Two, sir, two! St. Louis and Detroit! If you think I'm not dying with excitement, then you're clearly the craziest person there ever was!

  3. Nice. Better than the original!

  4. A bold claim if ever there was one, sir! I, personally, miss the original's absolutely rockin' bassline that forever remains in my head.