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Fidelity Wars #129: Young Statues – “California Girls”

I stumbled over the band Young Statues on a jaunt through Bandcamp’s archives for music related to The Magnetic Fields, as their EP of cover songs – descriptively entitled Covers – features a version of “California Girls”. And a pretty a good version! In my opinion, better than the original. While … Continue reading

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Fidelity Wars #119: Alvy, Nacho & Rubin – “Ya No Te Quiero Más”

Stephin Merritt once had the amusing idea of making The Magnetic Fields into a franchise of sorts, which he shared during a live interview. Different groups of people touring the world playing their songs, but using the band’s name. While … Continue reading

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Fidelity Wars #111: The Magnetic Fields – “Plant White Roses”

So I finally got my hands on Stephin Merritt’s Obscurities. The definite highlights are “I Don’t Believe You” and “Yet Another Girl” – which I’d already heard – and the previously unreleased “Forever And A Day” and “The Song From … Continue reading

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All Things Ascension

Another year has gone by, and there’s much left to do. Books to read, games to play, lyrics and blog posts to write. But at least I can now, finally, tick my new digital-only EP off my to-do list, as … Continue reading

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The Magnetic Fields @ Rockefeller 10

On Thursday last week – which would be March 25th – I went to see The Magnetic Fields live. I was debating whether or not I really should, as the ticket prices were somewhat steep – 300 NOK a piece … Continue reading

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Fidelity Wars #42: Figures On A Beach – “No Stars” (Club Remix)

DJ and musician Christopher Ewen joined up with singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields to form their Future Bible Heroes side-project. That was how I came to know about Ewan and his old 80s band, Figures On A Beach, … Continue reading

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Fidelity Wars #28: Bright Eyes – “Papa Was A Rodeo”

The popular indie record label Merge Records, home of hip indie bands such as Neutral Milk Hotel and The Magnetic Fields, turns twenty this year. To commemorate they’re doing a few special releases, one of which is the compilation Score! … Continue reading

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Fidelity Wars #12: The Raveonettes – “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”

The Raveonettes is a Danish duo, debuting with their EP Whip It On in 2002 and taking Scandinavia by storm the following year with their full debut album Chain Gang Of Love and the single “That Great Love Sound”. Catchy … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Stephin Merritt Capable Of Laughing

Stephin Merritt should be a well known name to all us urban indie hipsters. He is, of course, the man behind the band The Magnetic Fields in addition to a number of other musical projects. He has become known for … Continue reading

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