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Guardian Unlimited Arts | | ‘We are unable to console one another. Is there hope?’

If you are a fan of Stephin Merrit (The Magnetic Fields, Future Bible Heroes, etc.) and/or Lemony Snicket (Series of Unfortunate Events), you absolutely must read this article.

Merrit has compiled the songs he wrote about Snicket’s books into an album by The Gothic Archies. I’ve been listening a lot to 69 Love Songs lately. The guy is brilliant, and this article proves it possibly even more than his music does.

Both of their understated, dry as dirt senses of humor shine here. It sort of reminds me of Edward Albee’s plays. Love it.

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