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, September 7, 2012

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart cover "Jeremy"

I tend to not post covers on the blog if I can avoid it, as there are typically just too many and the market is over-saturated with not-so-great ones.  But, this one is actually quite good!  The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are planning to release a 7" whose A-side is a cover of The Magnetic Fields' "Jeremy," with the B-side being a cover of an East River Pipe song.  The Magnetic Fields cover is currently streaming here, along with an explanation of why the band chose to cover The Magnetic Fields.


  1. Lovely cover. And what a great tune.

  2. Ditto. For my money there are few great TMF covers and this definitely belongs among them. I am very partial to The Antlers Nothing Matters When We're Dancing but I know it is not a favorite of yours Michael. Way too many sub par TMF covers for sure.

  3. God, I fucking love it!