Support
provided by:
close
 
The Magnetic Fields

Read The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt On World Cafe WXPN

May 31, 2012 – Hear the singer-songwriter play ukulele versions of songs from Love at the Bottom of the Sea. WXPN

ListenPlaylist

Stephin Merritt performed "Your Girlfriend's Face" live on WFUV.

Watch Stephin Merritt: A Few Ways To Off Your Ex WFUV

May 15, 2012 – The Magnetic Fields' frontman stops by the WFUV studio to perform "Your Girlfriend's Face." WFUV

Opening Night For

Watch Stephin Merritt's New, Magnetic and Polarizing Documentary

November 1, 2010 – Strange Powers, the new film about Merritt, will leave fans loving the artist even more.

Watch Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt Subject Of New Documentary

October 8, 2010 – See the trailer for the documentary Strange Powers, opening Oct. 27 in New York.

Listen Stephin Merritt: Musical Polymath KEXP

September 23, 2008 – The Magnetic Fields leader surveys his catalog and fields questions in his typical deadpan style. KEXP

ListenPlaylist

Listen A Cold-Weather Anthem for the Cold-Hearted

March 28, 2008 – The Magnetic Fields' "California Girls" hums and reverberates with defiled surf-rock.

ListenPlaylist

Listen The Magnetic Fields' 'Noise' from New York

February 1, 2008 – Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Distortion by The Magnetic Fields.

ListenPlaylist

Listen Assisted Listen: The Magnetic Fields' 'Distortion'

January 29, 2008 – LD Beghtol, who sang and played on 69 Love Songs, presents a guide to their latest.

ListenPlaylist

Listen The Magnetic Fields: Dourness and 'Distortion'

January 15, 2008 – On its new album, Stephin Merritt's typically morose band is loud, fast, and full of fuzz.

ListenPlaylist

Listen A Holiday Mix from All Songs Considered

December 13, 2007 – All Songs Considered features its annual mix of quirky holiday music.

ListenPlaylist

Stephin Merritt records a Project Song for NPR.

Watch Stephin Merritt: Two Days, 'A Million Faces'

November 4, 2007 – Watch Stephin Merritt write and record a song in just two days.

Listen Merritt, Snicket and the 'Tragic Treasury'

December 3, 2006 – Musician Stephin Merritt and author David Handler (a.k.a Lemony Snicket) on "unfortunate" music.

ListenPlaylist

Listen The Magnetic Fields in Concert

May 31, 2005 – At Zankel Hall, the band plays songs from its acclaimed CD, 69 Love Songs.

Listen Youngblood Brass Band, Van Morrison, The Magnetic Fields

December 8, 2003 – Ethiopian roots music from Abyssinia Infinite, Clarinetist Aker Bilk and Van Morrison, A singing...

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor