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, June 8, 2015

Song Poems

Mysteriously, two videos have appeared online of Stephin Merritt, Mr. Sam Davol and a very attractive dog performing musicalized versions of poems from Stephin Merritt's 101 Two-Letter Words. They are for La and Lo. Excuse the tiny links.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Jon DeRosa's Black Halo

Two updates in two days! What is this, 2010??

Anyhow, feel free to stream the new Jon DeRosa album here. Jon DeRosa is a popular New York singer in his own right, well-known for his contributions to the bands Flare and Aarktica. He's perhaps best known to readers of this blog, however, for playing the character Hou Fang You on the recorded version of Mr. Merritt's musical Peach Blossom Fan (excerpts of which can be heard on the 2006 release Showtunes). Mr. DeRosa's new album, Black Halo, features a song co-written with Mr. Merritt entitled "When Daddy Took the Treehouse Down. If you want to purchase it, which I encourage you to do, you may do so here.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Horoscopes, Saving My Tomorrow

Returning to his Madame Cheva roots, Stephin Merritt has written your horoscope for June here. The article is for the publication Radio Silence and is accompanied by the wonderful illustration to the left by Scott Sosebee.

Pitchfork reports here that Mr. Merritt will be appearing in episode four of the HBO nature documentary Saving My Tomorrow. Whether this means he is an interview subject, performer, or if his song A Million Trillion Bugs appears in the episode remains to be seen, although I'm sure you'll find out here once the episode airs.

Don't forget about the scant few dates left in Mr. Merritt's solo tour!