Stephin Merritt, perhaps best known for his work with The Magnetic Fields, and his synthpop band Future Bible Heroes, have just released a video for their track “Living, Loving, Partygoing”, the sort-of title track from the band’s first release since 2002, Partygoing, out now via Merge. The band is about to kick off a short string of live dates – their first tour in over ten years, but sadly minus Merritt – and it will be coming to Philly later on this month,for a show at World Cafe Live on July 15th. Tickets and info can be found here. Watch the “Living, Loving, Partygoing” video below.
Over here at The Key, we love giving away free stuff—especially when it involves tapping into the pulsing vein of the Internet and getting our weekly fix of social networking. This week, we’ve got a handful of tickets to give away for the screening of Kerthy Fix and Gail O’Hara’s documentary Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt And The Magnetic Fields at Cinema 16:9 in Lansdowne. For a chance to win a pair of tickets, all you have to do is become a fan of The Key on Facebook and leave a comment on our Strange Powers post by noon on Thursday, November 18th. We’ll select the winners at random that evening and notify them via Facebook message; tickets can be picked up at the Cinema 16:9 box office.