Archive | The Magnetic Fields


Love's Not Impossible: My Top Ten Songs of 2012

We had to have some good tunes to get us through a year of watching a psychopathic plutocrat trying to pitch us back into the black and white world of fifties-era paranoia and imperialism. That victory against vileness confirmed, going back over the songs that made us swoon for the past few months is very […]

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Recommended Show + Ticket Giveaway! Win tix to Magnetic Fields at the Neptune {3/19 & 3/20}

Huzzah! The Magnetic Fields are coming to Seattle (!!!) and we've got a pair of tickets for you to win! One of the Imaginary Girls' favorite melancholy indie-pop bands will be gracing the stage at The Neptune for two nights: Monday, 3/19 and Tuesday 3/20. Their newest album, Love at the Bottom of the Sea, […]

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Love At The Bottom Of The Sea


The usual is all here for The Magnetic Fields fans: Stephin Merritt with Claudia Gonson, Sam Davol, John Woo, Shirley Simms, Johny Blood, and Daniel Handler making Spanish influenza-catchy, basement speakeasy lo-fi itchy, top shelf bourbon-breathed novelty hate snog orgies out of lyrical cliches, turned around and spanked sweetly. However, there are some obvious twists on […]

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Recommended Viewing: Strange Powers @the NWFF {12/10-12/16}

I know many of you are probably rabid Magnetic Fields fans, and since the Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields doc got a lot of good buzz at SIFF this year (imaginary liz liked it muchly), I thought y’all would want to know it’s playing at the Northwest Film Forum starting this Friday, […]

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Recommended show: Stephin Merritt scores 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Why, it’s Stephin Merritt week in Seattle! Hopefully you caught the excellent Strange Powers at SIFF Cinema eariler this week, but if not, you’re not completely out of SM luck (though it was a great movie for Magnetic Fields fans!). He and Gothic Archies contributor/Lemony Snicket writer Daniel Handler have scored the 1916 silent movie […]

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Best news of the day: Magnetic Fields are coming to Seattle

As imaginary keenan reported last week, there’s a new Magnetic Fields album headed our way on January 26, 2010 {thanks to Nonesuch Records}. And as we speculated {and crossed all our fingers for}, the band will hit the road in support of Realism in February and March! Get your credit card ready… tickets are on […]

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