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, February 18, 2013

Confrimation of New FBH!

Chris Ewen has been active in his social media outlets in the past few days confirming the existence of a new Future Bible Heroes album!  I've seen news a brewin', but have felt uncomfortable sharing because it has yet to be said in a public forum.  Today, though, the Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields twitter page posted about it and that is official enough for me.

I am excited about the potentiality of new music and just as excited to continue reporting information to you, my fair readers, as it becomes available.  It has been a decade since Future Bible Heroes' last release and I'm sure their return will be a triumphant one!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Stephin Merritt to Appear on Bob's Burgers Web Series

In a rather strange turn of events, Stephin Merritt is scheduled to appear in a spinoff webseries of the FOX animated program Bob's Burgers cleverly entitled Bob's Buskers.  The new webseries will have famous musicians come in and recreate a song from the show in true animated fashion.  Watch an animated St. Vincent in the first episode of Bob's Buskers here.

Happy Valentine's Day, gentle readers!!  I, of course, am celebrating by playing the forever awe-inspiring 69 Love Songs in its entirety and you should do the same.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Happy Birthday, Stephin Merritt!

Despite weirdly popular rumors to the contrary, today is our favorite songwriter's birthday!  So, happy birthday, Mr. Merritt, and thank you for all that you do.  Let's all celebrate by playing a bevy of this music we all love so much, right?  Right.