The Magnetic Fields

Mark, My Words: why rock needs to have more ‘quickies’

It sits there, as unavoidable as death itself. Sometimes it's in the middle of the album, like a rail replacement bus service, sometimes it's...

Mark, My Words: I want justice for the most criminally ignored album of all time

David Miliband. The perfectly lovely couple who finally get onto the Coach Trip coach two days before it hits Ibiza. The new political party that...

The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt writes ‘Scrabble’-themed poetry book

‘101 Two-Letter Words’ inspired by the board game’s obscure short words

The Magnetic Fields – ‘Quick!

Anything but a speedy romp, Stephin Merritt’s typically acute lyrics – “What a waste of all those years/What a waste of all those tears”...

The Magnetic Fields – ‘Love At The Bottom Of The Sea’

Following the quixotic genre specialising of 2008’s ‘Distortion’ (arch feedback) and 2010’s ‘Realism’ (arch folk), ‘Love At The Bottom Of The Sea’ finds Stephin...

The Magnetic Fields to release brand new album next year

'Love At The Bottom Of The Sea' is out on March 5, 2012

Album review: The Magnetic Fields – Realism (Nonesuch)

The soft-shoe companion to 2008’s hard-soled, feedback-drenched ‘Distortion’, ‘Realism’ uses virginal Judy Collins albums as its jump-off point. But with this still being the...

Magnetic Fields announce 2010 North American tour

Boston band will start their tour on February 4, 2010