On the Phone with… Stephin Merritt

2012 April 18
by kyle

Oh, The Magnetic Fields, what an interesting little band that you are.  From your tongue in cheek lyrics, to your bouncy synth songs balanced out by that deep voice of Stephin Merritt.  I never know if the joke is on us, or if we’re witnessing something truly genuine, outside opinions be damned.

Regardless of any of that, Merritt is an interesting study off stage and carries his own reputation with it comes to interviews.  Over the course of the 10+ minutes, we joked about drugs, compared today’s songwriting to centuries past, and even got his to make some funny vacuum sounds.  For your enjoyment…

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