Posts Tagged ‘Stephin Merritt’

Six Degrees of Separation from Ex Hex

One of D.C.'s biggest sonic exports of the year has connections to Fidel Castro, Azealia Banks, and Beavis & Butthead.

Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields: “Necrophilia Is Kind of Icky”

Stephin Merritt is frank. When the songwriter behind The Magnetic Fields (and the Future Bible Heroes, The 6ths, The Gothic Archies, the musical adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Coraline, and so on) isn’t pausing for mercilessly long periods of time between sentences, he’s giving blunt replies.
Whether the questions address something as off-topic as television fandom (“I don't [...]

Photos: The Magnetic Fields @ Lisner Auditorium

The last show the Magnetic Fields played before last night was at Lisner Auditorium at the end of their 2008 tour. Here's their return to GWU's campus, kicking off a two-month-long 2010 tour, in photos. More after the jump.

How Fucking Romantic: Writing Love Letters with Magnetic Fields Lyrics

Love is complicated. Expressing one’s emotions can be even more problematic. When Magnetic Fields songwriter Stephin Merritt penned the high-concept exercise 69 Love Songs, he tackled the subject from varying perspectives and a clinical distance. As the band's show tonight at the Lisner Auditorium falls a mere week before Valentines Day weekend, it’s in the [...]

The Sleigher: Magnetic Fields’ “Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree”

HO HO WHO: NME just posted this Christmas-themed cut from Realism, the upcoming album from Stephin Merritt's inimitable indie-pop project Magnetic Fields. Merritt says the (largely secular) album is somewhat inspired by the folk singer Judy Collins' variety records, although the disc strikes the Sleigher as the least conceptual Magnetic Fields record in over a [...]