Monday, August 1, 2011

Stephin Merritt / The Magnetic Fields - Strange Powers / Obscurities

Reclusive frontman, Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, Gothic Archies and Future Bible Heroes takes centrestage in a revealing documentary, Strange Powers.  Known as "the Cole Porter of his generation" for his lyrical wit, lovelorn melodies and dour-yet-humourous observations on affairs of the heart.

His inimitable style has captured the imagination and garnered praise from both music critics and peers alike.

The movie (Ten years in the making) was released in 2010 by Fix Films, and saw it's DVD release in May this year.

On August 23rd, Merge will be releasing "Obscurities", a collection of rare and unreleased songs which pre-dates his 1999's tome, 69 Love Songs.

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