Posts Tagged ‘the magnetic fields’

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 [...]

Watch: Swedish Band Covers New York Singer’s Ode to Washington, D.C.

Yesterday Scoutmob, the Jason Schwartzman of deal sites, put a question to its public (and to me on Twitter): What should the official song of D.C. be? Easy answer: "Chocolate City."
But at least one person recommended a solid indie-pop alternative (that, like "Chocolate City," was not penned by a D.C. native): The Magnetic Fields' classic "Washington, [...]

For Ex-Zinesters Only: on chickfactor’s Influence in the Digital Age

Let’s get this elephant-sized full disclosure out of the way: Our story begins in the office of Washington City Paper. Actually, it begins on the floor of the office of Washington City Paper.
“Pam [Berry] and I would come into the office at 8 in the morning on weekends when no one else was working, and we’d [...]