The Magnetic Fields
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1990
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The Magnetic Fields

The Magnetic Fields Biography (Wikipedia)

The Magnetic Fields (named after the André Breton/Philippe Soupault novel Les Champs Magnétiques) is an American indie pop group founded and led by Stephin Merritt. He is the group's primary songwriter, producer and vocalist, as well as frequent multi-instrumentalist. The Magnetic Fields is essentially a vehicle for Merritt's songwriting, as are various side-projects, such as The 6ths, Future Bible Heroes and The Gothic Archies. While the musical style of the band is as malleable as Merritt's songwriting, its songs are commonly attributed to pop genres such as synthpop, indie pop, Baroque pop and noise pop. The band is often cited[citation needed] as being recognizable by Merritt's lyrics, often about love and often with irregular or neutral gender roles, that are by turns ironic, tongue-in-cheek, bitter, and humorous.

The band released their debut single "100,000 Fireflies" in 1991, which was typical of the band's earlier career characterized by synthesized instrumentation by Merritt with lead vocals provided by Susan Anway (and then by Stephin Merritt himself from The House of Tomorrow EP onwards). A more traditional band later materialized, currently composed of Merritt, Claudia Gonson, Sam Davol, and John Woo, with occasional guest vocals by Shirley Simms. Their best-known work is the 1999 three-volume concept album 69 Love Songs. It was followed in the succeeding years by a "no-synth" trilogy: i (2004), Distortion (2008), and Realism (2010). The band's most recent album, Love at the Bottom of the Sea, was released in 2012.

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Book of Love
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Book of Love
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Me and Fred and Dave and Ted
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Me and Fred and Dave and Ted
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I Don't Want To Get Over You
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I Don't Want To Get Over You
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The Book Of Love
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The Book Of Love
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This Little Ukele - 6 Music session for Marc Riley 26th April 2012
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This Little Ukele - 6 Music session for Marc Riley 26th April 2012
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Andrew in Drag - 6 Music session for Marc Riley 26th April 2012
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Andrew in Drag - 6 Music session for Marc Riley 26th April 2012
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Your Girlfriend's Face (6 Music session for Marc Riley 26th April 2012)
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Your Girlfriend's Face (6 Music session for Marc Riley 26th April 2012)
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The Book of Love -- 6 Music session for Marc Riley 26th April 2012
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The Book of Love -- 6 Music session for Marc Riley 26th April 2012
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Zebra
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Zebra
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Andrew In Drag
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Andrew In Drag
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A Chicken With It's Head Cut Off
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A Chicken With It's Head Cut Off
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All The Umbrellas In London
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All The Umbrellas In London
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You Love To Fail
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You Love To Fail
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I Think I Need A New Heart
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I Think I Need A New Heart
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I Don't Believe You
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I Don't Believe You
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Reno Dakota
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Reno Dakota
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It's Only Time
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It's Only Time
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The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be
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The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be
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Queen of the Savages
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Queen of the Savages
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Everything Is One Big Christmas
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Everything Is One Big Christmas
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Quick!
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Quick!
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The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side
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The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side
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The Sun Goes Down And The World Goes Dancing
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The Sun Goes Down And The World Goes Dancing
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The Book Of Love (6 Music Session, 10 Jul 2008)
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The Book Of Love (6 Music Session, 10 Jul 2008)
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Papa Was A Rodeo
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Papa Was A Rodeo
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Meaningless
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Meaningless
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California Girls
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California Girls
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