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.

Monday, August 6, 2012

TMF at Moogfest 2012

The Magnetic Fields' additional full-band appearance for the Fall has been announced!  The band will be playing Moogfest 2012 in Asheville, NC.  The festival will be taking place October 26th and 27th, with The Magnetic Fields playing on the last night.  Tickets can be purchased here.

Tracey Thorn, who you perhaps know from this song, will be releasing a Christmas album this October.  Among the many songs she will be covering is Stephin Merritt's "Like A Snowman," originally penned for Kiki & Herb's Christmas show.  Additional details can be found here.  I, for one, am very excited that this wonderful song will be heard by a wider audience than ever before, as it's always been amongst my favorite of Mr. Merritt's songs.


  1. Hey there - I'm a long-time reader of your blog; it's my go-to for TMF news.

    Is it likely that this new cover song is the same as the song "You Should See It In the Snow" that's been mentioned before?

    Thank you!

  2. As much as I'd like for that to be true, it's definitely "Like a Snowman." Both songs were written by Mr. Merritt for Kiki & Herb, but "You Should See it in the Snow" was never recorded or released in any way, much to my chagrin. It's unlikely that anyone is going to release a cover of it, but I've certainly had dreams wherein it was featured on "Obscurities vol 2."

    Kiki & Herb did record "Like a Snowman," and it can be found on the compilation album "Carols for a Cure: Broadway's Greatest Gifts, vol 8." Totally recommend the hell out of it.

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  4. I would kill to hear a stephen merritt demo of "Like a Snowman"... he must have made one... if only!