The Magnetic Fields

Formed 1990
The Magnetic Fields
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1990
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The Magnetic Fields Biography (Wikipedia)

The Magnetic Fields (named after the André Breton/Philippe Soupault novel Les Champs Magnétiques) is an American band founded and led by Stephin Merritt. Merritt 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 including The 6ths, Future Bible Heroes, and The Gothic Archies. Merritt's recognizable lyrics are often about love and with irregular or neutral gender roles, and are by turns ironic, tongue-in-cheek, bitter, and humorous.

The band released their debut single "100,000 Fireflies" in 1991. The single 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; it is now composed of Merritt, Claudia Gonson, Sam Davol, and John Woo, with occasional guest vocals by Shirley Simms. The band's 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, 50 Song Memoir, was released in March 2017.

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Andrew In Drag
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Andrew In Drag
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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 Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side
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The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side
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Two Characters In Search Of A Country Song
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Two Characters In Search Of A Country Song
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1983 Foxx And I
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1983 Foxx And I
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Strange Powers
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Strange Powers
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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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1974 No
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1974 No
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1968 A Cat Called Dionysus
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1968 A Cat Called Dionysus
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All My Little Words
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All My Little Words
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Quotes
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Quotes
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Fathers In The Clouds
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Fathers In The Clouds
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Ghosts Of The Marathon Dancers
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Ghosts Of The Marathon Dancers
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Foxx & I
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Foxx & I
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'86 How I Failed Ethics
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'86 How I Failed Ethics
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Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits
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Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits
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I Don't Believe You
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I Don't Believe You
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Book of Love
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Book of Love
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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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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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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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