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.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Music With Friends



On June 13, Philip Glass will be hosting an event at the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn entitled "Philip Glass: Music With Friends."  In attendance will be Nate Wooley and Mr. Stephin Merritt.  Mr. Merritt will be playing a solo set, presumably similar to the one he did at Philip Glass's event earlier this year, before participating in a duet with Mr. Glass himself.  Needless to say, this event sounds goddamn mindblowing and if you live in the New York area and don't go, you can spend the evening going to fuck yourself instead.  Buy tickets here.

Also be sure to watch Stephin Merritt perform "Your Girlfriend's Face" for NPR here.

The Magnetic Fields' 2012 tour is officially over now.  If you saw the band, I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did.  Be sure to check out the somber last few entries of Tour at the Bottom of the Sea.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

"Quick!" music video



Above you can watch the kinda strange new music video for The Magnetic Fields' "Quick!"  It's full of small crustaceans and water and garbage cans and beautiful women and all that sounds confusing until you sit down and watch the thing.

Still no word on whether or not a physical single is forthcoming, but I think it's safe to assume it ain't happenin' at this point.