The Gothic Archies is the Gothic rock-bubblegum pop band of celebrated songwriter Stephin Merritt, also of The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, and Future Bible Heroes. Merritt is the only member although he hopes to acquire more soon.
What makes this band different from The Magnetic Fields is that any glimmer of hope is absolutely extinguished.
The current Gothic Archies project is The Tragic
Treasury: Music for "A Series of Unfortunate Events", a compilation of theme songs written for each of the 13 volumes of Lemony Snicket's "Series of Unfortunate Events" book series. The CD will be released by Nonesuch Records on Friday, October 13, 2006.
The Gothic Archies: New Release October 10 (09/09)
In the Works: Songs for Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (01/19)
New Lemony Snicket Audio Book: The Slippery Slope (08/26)
Gothic Archies Theme Songs for Lemony Snicket Audio Books (01/31)