The Magnetic Fields, Giant Drag, The Knife, And More

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Billie Holiday, The Magnetic Fields, the Jesus and Mary Chain, More

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Feist, The Magnetic Fields, Bloc Party

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Hear Highlights From Magnetic Fields In Concert

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The Magnetic Fields' Hard-Headed 'Realism'

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The Magnetic Fields' 'Noise' from New York

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Assisted Listen: The Magnetic Fields' 'Distortion'

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California Girls

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The Magnetic Fields: Dourness and 'Distortion'

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Stephin Merritt (far left) has led The Magnetic Fields since the early 1990s, with a songwriting style that ranges from sincere to bitter to ironic. Marcelo Krasilcic hide caption

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The Magnetic Fields: 'Out Late At A Bar, Writing A Song'

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The paint-splattered members of Venezuelan rock band La Vida Boheme won over NPR Music's team on the second day of the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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Listen to Bob, Robin, Stephen and Ann on the streets of Austin, Texas on Thursday, March 15

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