Palehound, Sidney Gish, Worriers, & More Cover Magnetic Fields On You Can Sing Me Anything: A Tribute To 69 Love Songs

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Magnetic Fields69 Love Songs is ambitious all by itself. A few dozen songs from anyone would be a significant feat no matter what, but part of why Stephin Merritt has become a touchstone for many artists and endured for so long is because he writes at a humungous volume but makes it look easy. And best … More »

illuminati hotties – “The Way You Say Good-Night” (The Magnetic Fields Cover)

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Magnetic Fields Tribute CompilationThe Magnetic Fields’ 69 Love Songs turns 20 years old next year. It stands as one of Stephin Merritt’s most popular and beloved songwriting exercises, and a lot of artists have cited it as a huge inspiration over the last decade. That means it probably isn’t too hard to find musicians that want to pay … More »

Stephin Merritt Befriended This Jeopardy! Contestant

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A bunch of older Jeopardy! episodes recently went up on Netflix, including a 2013 Tournament Of Champions entry in which 9-time winner Jason Keller talks about meeting up with the Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt after his initial appearances on the show in 2011. “The Magnetic Fields, an indie group… Their lead … More »

Blood Orange, Angel Olsen, & Stephin Merritt To Play Tibet House Benefit

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Blood Orange, Angel Olsen, and Stephin Merritt have joined the lineup for this year’s 31st Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert. They join the already-announced guests Philip Glass, Rhiannon Giddens, and the Resistance Revival Chorus, the latter of whom performed with Kesha at the Grammy Awards this past weekend. The concert will take place on … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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Oh boy, if you thought 2018 would be any better than 2017, hopefully the first proper work week of the year dispelled you of those illusions. A lot of bad things happened this week — Jack White’s new songs, for example — but there were some good mixed in there too. We cemented More »

Superchunk – “Erasure” (Feat Katie Crutchfield & Stephin Merritt)

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Superchunk’s upcoming album What A Time To Be Alive has already given us one absolute gem via the triumphantly defiant title track, and today they’re sharing a second. This latest single “Erasure” features some all-star support from their Merge Records comrades Katie Crutchfield (of Waxahatchee) and Stephin Merritt (of Magnetic Fields et al). It’s … More »

Stephin Merritt Writes A Jingle For Silverlake Menswear Store Virgil Normal

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The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt writes songs about pretty much anything — that’s sorta his thing, right? — so why not write a jingle for an advertisement for a new store called Virgil Normal located in Los Angeles’ Silverlake neighborhood? Well, that’s exactly what he did, and the new Merritt track soundtracks a weirdo ad … More »