The Magnetic Fields

The Magnetic Fields

  • Origin:flag of US
  • noise pop
  • indie rock
  • art rock
  • alternative rock
  • lo-fi
  • synthpop
  • indie pop
  • metropopolis
  • anti-folk
  • singer-songwriter
  • art pop
  • chamber pop
  • melancholia
  • tape club
  • dream pop
  • permanent wave

The Magnetic Fields (named after the André Breton/Philippe Soupault novel Les Champs Magnétiques) are an American band founded and led by Stephin Merritt. Merritt is the group's primary songwriter, producer, and vocalist, as well as frequent multi-instrumentalist. Merritt's lyrics are often about love and feature atypical or neutral gender roles, and are by turns ironic, tongue-in-cheek, bitter, and humorous.The band released their debut single "100,000 Fireflies" in 1991. The single was typical


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