Stephin Merritt

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Born in Baden-Baden, former West Germany in 1965 to American beatnik parents Linda 'Alix' Merritt and folk musician Scott Fagan, Stephin Merritt formed and plays principal roles in his band The Magnetic Fields, as well as side-project bands The 6ths, The Gothic Archies and Future Bible Heroes, writing and composing nearly five hundred songs as of ... See full bio »


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Shall We Dance Soundtrack
Intermission Soundtrack
Pieces of April Composer
Sense8 Soundtrack


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 2018 Sense8 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Amor Vincit Omnia (2018) ... (writer: "Nothing Matters When We're Dancing")
 2016 The Book of Love (writer: "The Book Of Love")
 2015 South Park (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tweek x Craig (2015) ... (writer: "The Book of Love")
 2015 The End of the Tour (writer: "When You Were My Baby")
 2014 Extraterrestrial (writer: "The Book Of Love")
 2012 Mockingbird Lane (TV Special) (writer: "I Think I Need a New Heart")
 2012/I Ex-Girlfriends (writer: "I Think I Need A New Heart")
 2011 Peter Gabriel: New Blood/Live in London (Video) ("The Book of Love")
 2008 It's in the Genes (Short) (writer: "The Cactus Where your Heart Should Be", "I Think I Need a New Heart")
 2007 Skins (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Michelle (2007) ... (writer: "The One You Really Love" - uncredited)
- Sid (2007) ... (writer: "Underwear" - uncredited)
 2007 Red Without Blue (Documentary) (writer: "Absolutely Cuckoo")
 2005 Winter Passing (writer: "My Only Friend" (1999))
 2004 Shall We Dance (writer: "The Book of Love" (1999))
 2004 The Guerrilla Masquerade Party (Documentary short) (writer: "Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits")
 2004 All the Pieces Together (Video documentary short) (performer: "One April Day" - uncredited) / (writer: "One April Day", "As You Turn to Go", "You You You You You", "I Think I Need a New Heart" - uncredited)
 2003 Tarnation (Documentary) (writer: "Strange Powers")
 2003 Intermission (writer: "I Don't Want to Get Over You")
 2003 Pieces of April (writer: "I Think I Need a New Heart" (1999), "You You You You You" (2000), "The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side" (1999), "Epitaph for My Heart", "As You Turn to Go" (2000))
 2001 Someone Like You... (writer: "Absolutely Cuckoo")
 1999 Chutney Popcorn (writer: "When You Were My Baby")
 1997 Nowhere (writer: "I Have The Moon")
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Solo artist as well as founder and key member of the following bands: 'The Magnetic Fields', 'The 6ths', 'Future Bible Heroes' and 'The Gothic Archies'.

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Stephen Merritt

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The music I make is nonmacho, somewhat quiet, quite polite, and rather bisexual.


Untrained bass singing voice. See more »

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