Tag Archives: The Magnetic Fields

Weird At My School: Big Gay Podcast 2012

When I program the annual Big Gay Podcast, spotlighting KEXP artists who are members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, I have a couple of goals in the mind. The first is to connect music lovers with a bunch of artists and songs worthy of special consideration. And the second is to doRead more...

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Song of the Day: The Magnetic Fields - Andrew in Drag

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Andrew in Drag” by TheRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

In perhaps the most epic triple header since Florida’s Liturgy/Sleigh Bells/Diplo shows earlier this year, it has just been announced that Grimes, Diplo, and Skrillex will be touring across Canada on a train. They won’t be coming to Seattle at all, but if you don’t mind the drive, the Full Flex Express, as they callRead more...

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Song of the Day: Lux - The Window

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “The Window” by Lux fromRead more...

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Live Video: The Magnetic Fields

It had to be one of the strangest sessions ever recorded at KEXP, but that’s hardly surprising given the idiosyncratic nature of principle songwriter of The Magnetic Fields, Stephin Merritt. After soundchecking in our studio and then discovering the men’s room’s superior acoustics, Stephin requested a change. And he was right: unusual of a venueRead more...

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Out This Week 3/6

March roars in like a lion with this week’s release by Ceremony -- yeah, there are like two or three bands with that name, but this is the thrashy hard-core one, rather than the mopey shoegazy one. On their fourth album, produced by Seattle’s own John Goodmanson, this California band evolves into what our MusicRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

The Magnetic Fields first single off their soon to be released album, Love at the Bottom of the Sea, hit the internet today. It’s called “Andrew in Drag.”

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Interview: The Strange Powers of Stephin Merritt & the Magnetic Fields

I still remember the first time Stephin Merritt visited the KEXP studios a couple of years ago. He performed alone, sitting on one of our creaky chairs, ukulele in hand, but he was trailed by a two-person camera crew, who I was delighted to learn were film directors Gail O’Hara and Kerthy Fix. Earlier thisRead more...

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Movie Review: Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields at NWFF

Northwest Film Forum, Dec 10 - Dec 16 Directed by Kerthy Fix and Gail O’Hara, USA, 2010, HD, 82 minutes. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature at the Los Angeles Outfest Go to the KEXP Facebook page today for a chance to win tickets!

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Under the Spell of Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt & the Magnetic Fields

Earlier this summer, KEXP was proud to present the “Face the Music” series as part of the annual Seattle International Film Festival. We were especially excited about one film in particular, making its Northwest debut: Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt & the Magnetic Fields. Not only are the Magnetic Fields a favorite band of KEXP listeners,Read more...

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