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 6, 2017

Bob's Burgers Music Album

Mere days away from now, on May 12th, Sub Pop Records will release The Bob's Burgers Music Album which will feature Stephin Merritt's and Kenny Mellman's rendition of "Electric Love", a song from the television show Bob's Burgers. The album will be released on vinyl, CD, and deluxe box set. More information here. I updated the discography accordingly a few days ago, but figured it'd be worth posting here as well.

I never would have thought that there would be two posts in a row on this blog regarding Mr. Merritt's involvement in cartoons. But, the world is a strange place sometimes, I suppose! Hopefully we will learn one day how these collaborations came to be.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Jeff & Some Aliens

A couple months ago, Stephin Merritt contributed lead vocals for the theme song of the new Comedy Central Jeff & Some Aliens. Seemingly, his version isn't used every week, but just for the one episode. The video lasts about 20 seconds, but I've updated this blog for far more trivial things in the past. Watch below.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Interview with Vermont Public Radio

Vermont Public Radio just posted this lovely interview with Mr. Merritt. In it, they ask for further clarifying details about "The Blizzard of '78." Though short, I liked the general conceit of having Mr. Merritt discuss one song for 10 minutes straight. He discusses the musical origins, explaining how he got the buzzy hum on the dulcimer in the song, and expounds on his time spent in Vermont. Most excitingly, though, he claims that his next project will be to finish up some musicals he's started. Here's to hoping we'll finally get to see Song From Venus after all these years!