MERGE RECORDS ANNOUNCES "69 LOVE SONGS" VINYL RE-RELEASE

Merge records announced today that they will reissue the Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs on vinyl on November 6, 2015. 

The limited-edition 10-inch box set includes six records—2 black, 2 red, and 2 clear—housed in a sturdy slipcase along with a full-size, 24-page color booklet featuring liner notes written by author Daniel Handler, a.k.a. Lemony Snicket.

The first 1,000 preorders will receive limited-edition colored vinyl. Preorders will ship to arrive on or around the release date of November 6.
 

To preorder the record, visit http://www.mergerecords.com/69-love-songs-lp-reissue.

STEPHIN MERRITT TO PERFORM TWO EAST COAST SHOWS IN NOVEMBER

Photo by Bridget Bennett for MPR

Photo by Bridget Bennett for MPR

Stephin Merritt, along with Sam Davol, will perform his 26-song set in alphabetical order, in his home town of New York City, on November 14 at City Winery. Presale tickets for VinoFile and Brooklyn Vegan members are available here. 

Regular tickets are on sale 9/3. 

Stephin and Sam are also performing at Mass MOCA, on November 21. Tickets available here.

TWO STEPHIN MERRITT MICRO-SONGS

Stephin Merritt recently composed two micro-songs entitled "Lo" and "La". The micro-songs are based on two poems from "101 Two Letter Words," Stephin's homage to the smallest words recognized by Scrabble. "Lo" and "La" were commissioned by Interfictions: A Journal of Interstitial Arts and were dedicated to a rat terrier named Lola. Videos of Stephin performing "Lo" and "La" to Lola can be viewed here. 

 

STEPHIN MERRITT TO DO TWO EVENTS AT "TWENTY SUMMERS AT THE BARN" IN PROVINCETOWN

As part of his upcoming tour, Stephin Merritt will appear in two events as part of the "Twenty Summers at the Barn" festival in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

The first on Friday June 5, is a book event for "101 Two Letter Words," Stephin's poetic homage to the smallest words in the Scrabble Dictionary. Merritt will be in conversation with the poet Rives, reading passages from the book and discussing it together. Tickets are available here.

The second performance, on June 6, will be a solo show with Sam Davol on cello. He will perform 26 songs in alphabetical order in an exclusive and elegant setting, in front of only 75 people. Tickets are available here.

For further info and ticket purchase, visit The Barn's website.

STEPHIN MERRITT WILL TOUR the U.S.A. in MAY + JUNE, 2015

Stephin Merritt will embark on a rare solo tour of the U.S.A. starting May 2nd, 2015, accompanied by long-time bandmate Sam Davol on cello. The duo will play 14 dates across the country, including two dates in Los Angeles and shows in Washington, D.C.; Austin; San Francisco and more. Visit the calendar for the tour itinerary and ticket information.

For this series of intimate performances, Merritt will present a set of solo, acoustic versions of selected songs from his wide ranging catalog. As a framework, Merritt plans to perform 26 of his songs in alphabetical order. Will he begin with "Absolutely Cuckoo" or "A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off," or...? Will he end with "Zebra" or "Zombie Boy," or...? You'll find out!

Stephin Merritt Pens Original Score for This American Life

Stephin Merritt's original score for a segment of This American Life, episode 541; "Regrets, I've had a Few", aired on Dec 5, 2014 and can be heard here

The band has also made the music available for download. Listen below or download via Stephin's Bandcamp site.