The Gothic Archies

The Gothic Archies are a self-described goth-bubblegum band created and largely performed by Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields.wikipedia
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Stephin Merritt

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The Gothic Archies are a self-described goth-bubblegum band created and largely performed by Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields.
Stephin Raymond Merritt (born February 9, 1965) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the songwriter and principal singer of the bands The Magnetic Fields, The Gothic Archies, and Future Bible Heroes.

The Magnetic Fields

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The Gothic Archies are a self-described goth-bubblegum band created and largely performed by Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields.
The Magnetic Fields is essentially a vehicle for Merritt's songwriting, as are various side-projects including The 6ths, Future Bible Heroes, and The Gothic Archies.

The New Despair

In 1997, Merritt released The New Despair.
The New Despair is the 1997 debut album by The Gothic Archies.

The Tragic Treasury: Songs from A Series of Unfortunate Events

The Tragic Treasury
A collection of thirteen songs based on each book and two additional tracks was released as The Tragic Treasury on October 10, 2006, to coincide with the release of the final book in the series.
The Tragic Treasury: Songs from A Series of Unfortunate Events is the second and most recent studio album by indie pop band The Gothic Archies.

The Adventures of Pete & Pete

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The EP featured the song "Your Long White Fingers", which appeared frequently in the cult Nickelodeon series The Adventures of Pete & Pete.
The music of Stephin Merritt can also be heard throughout the series, including songs from his projects The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths and The Gothic Archies.

Looming in the Gloom

Looming in the Gloom is an E.P. released by The Gothic Archies.

Daniel Handler

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The Gothic Archies briefly toured to promote the album featuring Merritt on ukulele and Daniel Handler on accordion.
He has gone on to play accordion in several other Merritt projects, including music by The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths and The Gothic Archies, the last of which provided songs for the audiobooks in the A Series of Unfortunate Events children's book series.

A Series of Unfortunate Events

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The band later became more prominent when Merritt wrote, performed and recorded songs for the audiobook versions of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.
All of the recordings include a loosely related song by The Gothic Archies, a novelty band of which Handler is a member, featuring lyrics by Handler's Magnetic Fields bandmate Stephin Merritt.

Bubblegum pop

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The Gothic Archies are a self-described goth-bubblegum band created and largely performed by Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields.

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The EP featured the song "Your Long White Fingers", which appeared frequently in the cult Nickelodeon series The Adventures of Pete & Pete.

Pun

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The band's name is apparently a pun on the term "Gothic arch" and the Archies.

Gothic architecture

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The band's name is apparently a pun on the term "Gothic arch" and the Archies.

The Archies

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The band's name is apparently a pun on the term "Gothic arch" and the Archies.

Audiobook

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The band later became more prominent when Merritt wrote, performed and recorded songs for the audiobook versions of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Lemony Snicket

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The band later became more prominent when Merritt wrote, performed and recorded songs for the audiobook versions of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Ukulele

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The Gothic Archies briefly toured to promote the album featuring Merritt on ukulele and Daniel Handler on accordion.

Accordion

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The Gothic Archies briefly toured to promote the album featuring Merritt on ukulele and Daniel Handler on accordion.

Neil Gaiman

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In 2002, The Gothic Archies composed original music for the audio book version of Neil Gaiman's Coraline.

Coraline

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In 2002, The Gothic Archies composed original music for the audio book version of Neil Gaiman's Coraline.

Gothic rock

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The Gothic Archies are a self-described goth-bubblegum band created and largely performed by Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields.

Elektra Records

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The 6ths

The Sixths
The 6ths is a band created by Stephin Merritt, also the primary songwriter and instrumentalist behind The Magnetic Fields, The Gothic Archies, and Future Bible Heroes.

Stephin Merritt discography

This article is a detailed listing of releases by singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt, including the discographies of The Magnetic Fields, The Gothic Archies, The 6ths, Future Bible Heroes, and solo releases by Merritt.