Saturday, 27 May 2017

Stephin Merritt - Late Junction Mixtape

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 31st March 2017

Magnetic Fields frontman Stephin Merritt has just completed a 50-song concept album, for which he wrote one song about each year of his life so far. Nonetheless, he has found time to put together a Late Junction Mixtape too, following on the heels of recent compilers Genesis P-Orridge, Beatrice Dillon, and Fenriz. Merritt's mix is bookended by atonal, instrumental oddities, but the meat of it comes from his love of unlikely cover versions. Featured artists include Klaus Nomi covering Lou Christie and Mrs. Miller covering Cole Porter.

Produced by Alannah Chance for Reduced Listening.

Bruno Spoerri - Drillin' [Finders Keepers]
Silicon Teens - Let's Dance [Mercury]
Spell - Big Red Balloon [Mute]
The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Help, I'm A Rock [Reprise]
Mrs. Miller - I Sleep Easier Now [Amaret]
The Dickies - Nights In White Satin [A&M‎]
Klaus Nomi - Lightning Strikes [RCA]
Joanna Brouk - Fire Breath [Numero Group]

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