The Magnetic Fields στην Αθήνα
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Οι Magnetic Fields, από τις πιο εμβληματικές μπάντες, έρχονται στην Αθήνα για μία μοναδική εμφάνιση την Τετάρτη 22 Νοεμβρίου 2023 στο Floyd.
I'VE GOT A DATE WITH THE MAGNETIC FIELDS
22 NOVEMBER 2023
«The sharp wit of veteran songwriter Stephin Merritt thrives in brevity»
«A tour de force of pop mastery, his three-disc splurge had everything from lounge jazz to Podunk country to punk parody, peaking with sidelong standards like "Papa Was a Rodeo" and "The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side.»
The MAGNETIC FIELDS Announce 2023 November European tour
The Magnetic Fields return to Europe in November, 2023, with a continuation of a "retrospective" tour of songs spanning their three-decade career. Performing in several new markets and returning to some of their favorites, the band will bring intimate, orchestral arrangements, including material from their iconic triple-album 69 Love Songs. Lead singer/songwriter Stephin Merritt will be joined by Magnetic Fields’ members Sam Davol, Shirley Simms, Chris Ewen, and Anthony Kazynski.
This tour also celebrates the Covid-era release of the band’s 12th album, Quickies, in May 2020 on Nonesuch records. Quickies is a beautifully crafted album of 28 sly, funny, miniature songs, each of which is between 0:17 and 2:35 in length. Merritt states that the idea for Quickies developed while he was in the studio recording his multi-disc autobiographical record, 50 Song Memoir: “I didn’t have anything to do at night, so I doodled essentially and wrote a lot of short things that seemed complete on their own.” The result is a perfect sampler, as Michael Hill writes: “bursts of melody and lyrics sketching in dreams and desires, erotic reveries, and wishful thinking”.
To date, Stephin Merritt has written and recorded twelve Magnetic Fields albums, including 1999’s beloved 69 Love Songs and 2017’s critically acclaimed Nonesuch box set, 50 Song Memoir, which chronicled the first fifty years of the songwriter’s life with one song per year. New York magazine called the box set “a celebration of Merritt’s sky-high range as a writer and a player … a delightful flip through the untold back pages of one of rock’s most singular voices.”
Merritt’s song "The Book of Love" was covered by Peter Gabriel in 2010, was placed into numerous films and TV shows, singing and dancing competition shows, and has also become a wedding favourite. Merritt has composed original music and lyrics for several music theater pieces, including an off-Broadway stage musical of Neil Gaiman's novel Coraline, for which he received an Obie Award. Stephin Merritt also releases albums under the band names the 6ths, the Gothic Archies, and Future Bible Heroes.
Αθήνα 118 54
Τηλ: 210 3450817
Age restrictions: 14+