The Magnetic Fields

Stephin Merritt, Will Sheff, and More Remember David Bowie on the Talkhouse

The Talkhouse, a place for musicians to write about other musicians, is hosting a remembrance of the late, great David Bowie. The 69-year-old died yesterday,…
James Grebey / January 11, 2016

Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt Wrote Two New Songs for a Dog Named Lola

Stephin Merritt has a reputation as a bit sourpuss in other areas of his life, but his love for dogs knows no bounds. The Magnetic…
Colin Joyce / June 26, 2015

Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt Pens Scrabble-Themed Poetry Book

If you've ever played Scrabble or Words With Friends, you know how valuable landing double-letter words like "za," "xi," and "yo" can be. Magnetic Fields…
Dan Reilly / March 10, 2014

Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt Gives Life to Beck’s Sheet Music Song

Beck may have stumbled upon a bit of genius when he made the seemingly anachronistic move of releasing a new album solely in sheet music…
Chris Martins / December 14, 2012

Magnetic Fields’ Merritt Says Adele Wins Because She’s White

Magnetic Fields frontman Stephin Merritt has been branded both a racist and a rockist due to his opinions on popular music, so you'd think he…
Devon Maloney / March 23, 2012

The 20 Best Albums of 1999

The 20 best albums of 1999, ranked by the SPIN editors. [This list was originally published in the January 2000 issue of SPIN.]…
SPIN Staff / December 31, 1999