Great article on the event here from Mountain Xpress including interviews with the bands on their relationship to the songs and the album.
The story goes like this: Stephin Merritt sat at an Upper East Side piano bar, drinking alone and writing songs. And lo, the idea came. He would write a musical revue, a comprehensive survey of "every kind of song there is to be written about love, from country to punk to krautrock to Irish folk ballad." This according to Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records, the label that released the three-album set in 1999.
The all-local lineup includes, in order:
- Electric Owls
- Erika Jane & Remember the Bees
- Wilson the Rocker
- Now You See Them
- Night's Bright Colors
- Aaron Price and Gladhammer
- Jay Martin
Show is 8-11 pm, standing room only (not a seated show). Stay tuned for info about a live webstream...
Presented by Chall Gray and James Richards along with Harvest Records.
Sample Magnetic Fields song: "I Don't Want to Get Over You"