THE MAGNETIC FIELDS
Stephin Merritt releases albums under the band names the Magnetic Fields, the 6ths, the Gothic Archies, and Future Bible Heroes. The Magnetic Fields released Love at the Bottom of the Sea, their tenth full-length album, in March 2012. During the 90's, the band released several albums with Merge, including 1999's highly acclaimed 69 Love Songs.
Magnetic Fields records embody an intellectual pop aesthetic that includes funny, strange lyrics, extremely catchy melodies and otherworldly sounds. Stephin Merritt has come back to synths with a fresh approach: "Most of the synthesizers on the record didn't exist when we were last using synthesizers," he notes. The songs - none over three minutes long - were recorded in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York with Merritt's usual cast of collaborators: Claudia Gonson, Sam Davol, John Woo, Shirley Simms, Johny Blood and Daniel Handler. Love at the Bottom of the Sea is full of silly gems, insanely infectious melodies and indecipherable noises, a pop music delight from a master of American songcraft.
14 Year Old Gal Musette, in honor of Magnetic Fields' amazing album 69 Love Songs, is writing 70 Love Songs. None of these songs are currently mastered - but just getting them out! 70 songs will be posted in order. Please expect a song every week or two - but there may be minor delays related to Middle School and High School (Blah). There is no commercial interest related to this at all - this is just for the love of Songwriting_Art_Music_ and Love. Gal plays the ukelele and piano and banjo and sings, Brent Samson is her fantastic guitar player.