New Music from Stephin Merritt

Long have I adored Stephin Merritt, in pretty much any capacity. So, today Merge Records announced they’d be selling Obscurities, a collection of Merritt rarities, not just those with his work with the Magnetic Fields.  Some of these would stem from his work on the science-fiction he did with Lemony Snicket, while others would be culled from those hard to get releases man MF fans swoon over.  Merritt even commented on the songs, telling Sterogum that he thought this might have been the best song he’d ever penned that was meant for a wedding.  While I’ll admit, it has its beauty, in my mind the winner will always be “It’s Only Time” from the album, i.  Regardless, the world’s always a better place with Merritt’s writing.

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Download: Stephin Merritt – Forever And A Day [MP3]