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Apr 04, 2017

Stephin Merritt's The Magnetic Fields recently released a new album, 50 Song Memoir, via Nonesuch. It's a five-disc album that features a different song for every year that he's been alive. More

Mar 29, 2017

Stephin Merritt's The Magnetic Fields recently released a new album, 50 Song Memoir, via Nonesuch. It's a five-disc album that features a different song for every year that he's been alive. More

Mar 20, 2017

Stephin Merritt's The Magnetic Fields recently released a new album, 50 Song Memoir, via Nonesuch. It's a five-disc album that features a different song for every year that he's been alive.  More

Mar 15, 2017

Stephin Merritt's The Magnetic Fields recently released a new album, 50 Song Memoir, via Nonesuch. It's a five-disc album that features a different song for every year that he's been alive. More

Stephin Merritt’s Future Bible Heroes Announces New LP, “Partygoing”

Listen to New Track "Living, Loving, Partygoing"

Mar 20, 2013

In addition to his primary musical outlet The Magnetic Fields songwriter Stephin Merritt has held a number of side-projects over the years. More

Dec 14, 2012

Yesterday on WNYC's radio show SoundcheckBeck called in to discuss his new sheet-music release Song Reader. More

The Magnetic Fields Announce Tour Dates

U.S. Shows Scheduled For Fall

Jul 31, 2012

After spending a bit of time promoting their most recent album Love At the Bottom of the Sea over in Europe, Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields have set aside time to return to the states, scheduling a select number of shows for the coming fall. More

Jul 27, 2012

The Magnetic Fields' song "Andrew in Drag" is as charming as it is lyrically odd. More

May 08, 2012

In the music video for "Quick!" the latest single off The Magnetic Fields' latest album Love at the Bottom of the Sea, two human relatives of Oscar the Grouch find themselves making a romantic connection from their respective trashcan dwellings. More

Apr 17, 2012

The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt has a history of being a bit unresponsive and surly during interviews, but there's no denying the guy's chops as a songwriter. More

Under the Radar Announces Winter 2012 Issue with Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, and Twin Shadow

Issue Also Features: Air, Bear in Heaven, Best Coast, Andrew Bird, Chairlift, Dan Deacon, First Aid Kit, Grimes, Spiritualized, Tegan and Sara, and more

Mar 12, 2012

Under the Radar’s Winter (March/April) Issue will be hitting the stands soon. The issue features an In the Studio 2012 themed cover with the frontmen of three notable acts set to release new albums later this year—Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, and Twin Shadow’s George Lewis Jr. The issue also features interviews with AirBear in HeavenBest CoastAndrew BirdChairliftDan DeaconFirst Aid KitGrimesof MontrealFrankie RoseSpiritualizedTame ImpalaTegan and Saraand much more.  More

Stream New Albums By Andrew Bird, The Magnetic Fields, White Rabbits

Listen to Break It Yourself, Love at the Bottom of the Sea, Milk Famous

Feb 27, 2012

NPR is now streaming the upcoming new albums of Andrew BirdThe Magnetic Fields, and White Rabbits. More

Listen: The Magnetic Fields - “Andrew in Drag”

Off Forthcoming Love at the Bottom of the Sea

Jan 11, 2012

Leading up the band's tenth album, Love at the Bottom of the SeaThe Magnetic Fields have unveiled the first taste of things to come with the record's first single, "Andrew in Drag." More

The Magnetic Fields Announce New Album

Return to Merge for Love at the Bottom of the Sea

Dec 13, 2011

The Magnetic Fields have announced that they will be releasing their tenth full-length album Love at the Bottom of the Sea on March 6.  More

Magnetic Fields Frontman Returns to Merge for Solo Collection

Obscurities Will Include Hard-to-Find Tracks

May 23, 2011

Merge will release Obscurities, a collection of rare, previously unreleased tracks from singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt, on Aug. 23. More

Yoko Ono, The Dodos & Magik*Magik Orchestra Added to Noise Pop Lineup

Also: Magnetic Fields' Claudia Gonson, !!!, Deerhoof, Memory Tapes, Scout Niblett, Mirah

Jan 08, 2010

After an initial announcement, the list of bands set to play the 18th annual Noise Pop Festival is growing real long. The San Francisco fest goes down February 23rd-March 1st, and here are a few new notable inclusions: More

The Magnetic Fields, Rogue Wave, Atlas Sound, Four Tet to Play Noise Pop

Plus: Mark Kozelek, John Vanderslice, Foreign Born

Dec 08, 2009

The Noise Pop Festival, which takes place in pretty much every San Francisco venue, is back in the new decade. The 18th Noise Pop, is happening February 23rd - March 1st, and features indie rock heavyweights and upstarts alike. More

Nov 10, 2009

Pitchfork has reported that The Magnetic Fields will be releasing a new album entitled Realism on Nonesuch January 26th. The 13-track album is the follow-up to The Magnetic Fields' 2008 album Distortion. More



Reviews

Love at the Bottom of the Sea

Love at the Bottom of the Sea

Merge

Mar 09, 2012

Every overriding theme on a Magnetic Fields record (this one's all acoustic! This one's titles all start with "i"!) is a ruse. Ultimately, it doesn't matter what premise frontman Stephin Merritt employs; his songs always sound like The Magnetic Fields. That is usually a very good thing. More