Posts tagged "magnetic fields"

Merge Records Turns 25: A Timeline of the Beloved Label’s History

Merge Records turns 25 this year, and the North Carolina label is celebrating its milestone birthday in grand fashion: there’s the ongoing, bimonthly subscription-based single…
SPIN Staff / July 25, 2014

Merge Records Shares 25th Anniversary Documentary, Covers of Classic Tracks

North Carolina indie rock institution Merge Records celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. They’ve already announced a four day music festival to mark the occasion,…
Colin Joyce / July 8, 2014

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 Field…
Dan Reilly / March 10, 2014

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 / February 27, 2014

Hear Magnetic Fields Siblings Future Bible Heroes’ Wry ‘Living, Loving, Partygoing’

Stephin Merritt is best known as the dry, melody-drunk wit behind the Magnetic Fields, but his followers can explore a back catalog with enough branche…
Marc Hogan / March 20, 2013

The Magnetic Fields, ‘Realism’ (Nonesuch)

Stephin Merritt has spent almost 20 years writing songs about wanting what he can't have. Eventually, you'd expect the guy would use up every conceivable…
Spencer Kornhaber / February 4, 2010

Conor Oberst, Magnetic Fields Play XX Merge

At the kick-off of Merge Records' 20th anniversary last night, the lyrics of Magnetic Fields' "Papa Was a Rodeo" proved utterly fitting. "What are we…
Peter Gaston / July 23, 2009

Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt Debuts ‘Coraline’ Musical

Anyone who has read Neil Gaiman's novel Coraline would be understandably skeptical of the idea of a musical adaptation of the creepy children's tale. It…
Catherine Davis / June 1, 2009