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Magnetic Fields Frontman Returns to Merge for Solo Collection

Obscurities Will Include Hard-to-Find Tracks

May 24, 2011 The Magnetic Fields Bookmark and Share

Most famous for his gig as frontman for The Magnetic Fields, Stephin Merritt still remains one of the most revered figures in indie rock. A mastermind singer-songwriter, Merritt possesses a vault of material, whether solo or with Magnetic Fields, that has gone either unreleased or underappreciated—until now.

Merge confirmed today the release of Obscurities, a 14-track album that contains hard-to-find recordings from Merritt dating back to his time at the label (1994-99) and earlier. Five tracks are previously unreleased songs written and recorded prior to The Magnetic Fields’ seminal 69 Love Songs, while several more unreleased ones are cuts from the unfinished science fiction musical The Song From Venus. Also included are are five songs culled from various Merge-era 7” vinyl singles by The Magnetic Fields, along with one from Merritt’s guest vocalist-laden side project the 6ths, one from an audio book, one from the Oh, Merge compilation CD, and a track from a rare K Records cassette-only release.

Obscurities is currently slated for an Aug. 23 release.


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July 3rd 2018

This is great news for the music lovers around the world. Anyone who has heard his songs can imagine the outcome when this merger happens. It is bring some amazing indie tracks and going to be a great time for Indie genre. 
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