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.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

TMF Fall Tour Dates!

The Magnetic Fields have announced a string of tour dates in October and November!!  The exact dates for the shows and when tickets go on sale can be found at the House of Tomorrow calendar page.    The band promises some events featuring only Stephin Merritt as well as some further full-band appearances, to be announced at a later date.

I, myself, will be attending the St. Louis and Detroit shows, being the true Midwesterner that I am.  If any of ya'll plan on attending those shows, hit me up and say hello.  I'll be the most handsome man there, with the widest smile.

There's also this very interesting essay dissecting Mr. Merritt's work in relation to absurdity.  It's an example of the type of music journalism I wish was done more often, particularly in relation to Mr. Merritt's work.

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.