From magnetic fields stephin merritt, a 50 song musical. Ive been reading a lot of very short fiction, and enjoyed writing 101 two letter words, the poetry book about. The magnetic fields 71 i think ill make another world. The magnetic fields quickies vinyl box set, 28 new. The magnetic fields stephin merritt excels with a prompt. The magnetic fields stephin merritt releasing scrabble poetry book.
The album commenced recording on stephin merritt s 50th birthday, feb. The eps five songs are built on both musical and vocal repetition, so much so that the sleeve reads five loop songs as. The book signing venue is a collaboration between merritt bookstore, an independent bookseller located in millbrook, ny and the nys sheep. Stephin merritt gives nowness a tour of his home stephin merritt, who is currently on tour with the magnetic fields performing 50 song memoir, recently took director barbara anastacio on a tour of his home in hudson, new york, for the latest episode of the nowness series my place. Stephin merritt s cultural picks updated thursday, 24 aug 2017 12. Also ive been listening to a lot of french baroque harpsichord music. With the magnetic fields 11th album 50 song memoir slated to drop in early 2017. Stephin merritt born 1966 in new york city, united states is a singersongwriter. Stephin merritt playing chicago during book tour magnetic. He continues to compose for theater, television, and film, in addition to his solo album projects. You can win a stephin merritt standee on the magnetic fields tour.
You can probably get as much pertinent information from a book costing a third less. In honor of our tour with the great nick lowe, heres tms version of lately ive. Stephin merritt invites director barbara anastacio to look around his treasure trove of knick knacks and. The magnetic fields 50 song memoir is, just as the title says, an autobiography of songwriter stephin merritt, with one song for each year of his life, and a. Stephanie merritt was deputy literary editor of the observer, 19982005, and is an. This is a oneofakind book of poems for scrabble enthusiasts and their wordy friends, with illustrations by roz chast. Rolling stone has called singersongwriter stephin merritt of the magnetic fields the cole porter of his generation. The magnetic fields announce new album quickies, share. Over the course of his rich 30year career, his crowning achievements have been marked by his ability to work within a framework. The magnetic fields announce uk tour stephin merritt s baroque pop collective will perform two nights in both edinburgh and liverpool.
March 2, 2017 stephin merritt has kept himself plenty busy the last 17 years. Too much information and book is way too expensive. Mya is a salvager in a system long ago mined out and abandoned by the gallium corporation. Published on mar 28, 2017 the magnetic fields frontmans home in hudson, new york. Sam davols grandiose cello playing and john woos pleasant guitar strumming appropriately adds great depths to the music. A selfdestructive young waitress unravels in a fierce and elegant first novel that takes workingclass life seriously. Nonesuch records releases the magnetic fields 50 song memoir on march 3, 2017. To date, stephin merritt has written and recorded twelve magnetic fields albums, including the beloved 69 love songs and the 2017 critically acclaimed nonesuch box set, 50 song memoir, which chronicled the first fifty years of the songwriters life with one song per year. Ive been reading a lot of very short fiction, and enjoyed writing 101 two letter words, the poetry book about the shortest words you can use in scrabble. Find out when stephin merritt is next playing live near you. Stephin merritt has been called a contrarian pop genius the new york times. The magnetic fields announce uk tour for 2017 the skinny.
In march 2017, merritt will release his latest magnetic fields album, 50 song memoir, on nonesuch records. From magnetic fields stephin merritt, a 50 song musical autobiography by dan deluca, music critic, posted. The discussion, which is sponsored by holy names college and merritt college, will look at three books. In addition to his pop work, merritt has scored films, composed music for shows on nickelodeon, and collaborated with director chen shizheng on several pieces of musical theater including 2003s orphan of zhao.
Stephin raymond merritt born february 9, 1965 is an american singersongwriter and multiinstrumentalist, best known as the songwriter and principal singer of the bands the magnetic fields, the gothic archies, and future bible heroes. Hip hop book club live, featuring jahi and chuck d at merritt. He has created and played principal roles in the following bands. Stephin merritt has also done film soundtrack work. Following the release of their longawaited 11th album 50. Merritt is on tour now promoting his first book, 101 two letter words, published through norton.
Stephin merritt of the magnetic fields sure knows how to execute a concept albumthe 1999 album 69 love songs is exactly what it sounds like, and is arguably the most allencompassing rumination. This spring, the magnetic fields will release quickies, the followup to 2017 s even. Stephin merritt of the magnetic fields life in songs. On the tour the band play the entirety of 50 song memoir in two halves across two nights at each venue. The book of love the shadowboxers stephin merritt the book of love original motion picture soundtrack. The original magnetic fields band stephin merritt, sam davol, claudia gonson, john woo, and shirley simms are joined by members of the 50 song memoir band, and special guests, for two evenings of magnetic fields music from the last three decades, including the premiere of new magnetic fields. After recording the music for the audiobook edition of neil gaimans novel coraline, stephin merritt wrote the songs for an offbroadway musical based on the book, a production which garnered merritt an obie award. The magnetic fields albums, songs, and news pitchfork. Ive been reading a lot of very short fiction, and i enjoyed writing 101 twoletter words, the poetry book about the shortest words you. See all 10 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. On tour, the magnetic fields perform the 50 song memoir over two nights per city, beginning friday.
This personal album, containing fifty songs, one for each year of the artists life, is projected for a late 2016early 2017 release on nonesuch records. In this interview, pitchfork s marc hogan sits down with singersongwriter and multiinstrumentalist stephin merritt of the magnetic fields to discuss his career, his latest album, and more. The book of love is a song written by stephin merritt and attributed to the magnetic fields, an american indie pop group founded and led by him. The fivecd fivelp set chronicles the 50 years of songwriter stephin merritt s life with one song per year. Stephin merritt discusses his musical autobiography 50 song memoir that includes a song representing each year the singersongwriter has been alive. With his intricate lyrics and distinctive languid bass voice, merritt is a true original of the musical world. The magnetic fields announce new quintuple ep quickies. Together they have crafted a wonderfully witty book that is sure to prove useful to scrabble. O, the oprah magazine has hailed cartoonist roz chast as the wryest pen since dorothy parkers. He is known for his distinctive and untrained bass voice. Stephin merritt on turning his musical memoir into a. The book of love the magnetic fields song wikipedia. Born in badenbaden, former west germany in 1965 to american beatnik parents linda alix merritt and folk musician scott fagan, stephin merritt formed and plays principal roles in his band the magnetic fields, as well as sideproject bands the 6ths, the gothic archies and future bible heroes, writing and composing nearly five hundred songs as of.
The house of tomorrow ep is the third major release by the magnetic fields, and the first with stephin merritt as the main vocalist. Daniel handler and facsimile handwritten lyrics by stephin merritt, and as a bound book. The magnetic fields will release a fivedisc chronicle to 50 years of stephen merritt and tour the project next year. Happy birthday this week to sheryl crow february 11th, alban berg february 9th, kelly rowland february 11th, and stephin merritt february 9th. A oneofakind celebration of the 101 twoletter words allowed in scrabble. Merritt discussed the albums concept in a statement. Merritt is the groups primary songwriter, producer, and vocalist, as well as frequent multiinstrumentalist. Scott timberg interviews stephin merritt april 21, 2017 in this monthly series, scott timberg interviews musicians on the literary work that has inspired and informed their music. Stephin merritt concert in carolina theatre durham, durham, date.67 2 1438 131 861 891 1172 90 658 634 1294 601 3 684 1363 1548 687 194 297 185 1654 93 613 1342 583 1384 116 666 917 888 412 366 834