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Stephin Merritt appears in the following:

Karaoke With Rob Sheffield; Future Bible Heroes Play Live

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

With John Schaefer on vacation this week, Soundcheck is turning to special guests to fill the host chair and revisiting some of our favorite interviews and studio performances.

In this episode: Rolling Stone writer Rob Sheffield talks about his recent karaoke-themed memoir called Turn Around Bright Eyes – and about his favorite karaoke jams, do’s and don’ts in the karaoke booth, and karaoke’s meteoric U.S. rise from obscure Japanese hobby to mainstream American entertainment. 

Plus, the Soundcheck staff shares some of their karaoke hits and misses – from Temple of the Dog to Whitney – and asks listeners to do the same.

And: Synth-pop ensemble Future Bible Heroes recently put out Partygoing, its first full-length album since 2002’s Eternal Youth. Anchored by vocalist and lyricist Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields, the group performs in the Soundcheck studio.

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Tales Of Love And Karaoke; Future Bible Heroes

Monday, August 05, 2013

In this episode: Rolling Stone writer Rob Sheffield talks about his new karaoke-themed memoir, Turn Around Bright Eyes.

Then, members of the Soundcheck staff share some karaoke hits and misses, and ask listeners to do the same.

And synth pop group Future Bible Heroes -- anchored by Magnetic Fields members Stephin Merritt, Claudia Gonson, and electronic musician Chris Ewen -- drop by the Soundcheck studio to perform songs from its first full-length album since 2002, Partygoing

Watch: Future Bible Heroes, Live On Soundcheck

Monday, August 05, 2013

Hear synth-pop band Future Bible Heroes -- led by vocalist and lyricist Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields, Boston-based DJ Chris Ewen and Magnetic Fields member Claudia Gonson -- perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Stephin Merritt Plays Beck, With A Toy Piano

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Magnetic Fields songwriter delivers and eerie and playful version of "Old Shanghai" from Beck's Song Reader project.

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Beck, Stephin Merritt And The 'Song Reader'

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tune in Thursday, Dec. 13 at 9 p.m. ET for live conversation, calls and in-studio performances.

Beck And Stephin Merritt Talk About 'Song Reader'

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Beck Hansen just put out his latest release last week, except it's not a new album. It's not even a recording. Instead, this new project comes in the form of an old-fashioned songbook filled with sheet music, titled Beck Hansen's Song Reader. Hansen joins us along with Stephin Merritt from the Magnetic Fields to perform a song from the project and take your questions.

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