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The 6ths is a band featuring various artists and notable guest singers created by Stephin Merritt, also the prime mover behind The Magnetic Fields, The Gothic Archies and Future Bible Heroes.

The two albums released to date are Wasps' Nests (1995) and Hyacinths and Thistles (1999). The names of both albums, and the name of the band, are deliberate tongue-twisters. The words are chosen for their abundance of s and th sounds. Sixths packs one th and three s sounds… read more

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  • Avatar for bitalicious
    if someone chainsawed stephin merritt (god forbid) his insides would be gold and green [2]
  • Avatar for ParadesGoBy23
    It is a bit like that...
  • Avatar for LiteraryBum
    made the mistake of thinking "oh, i'll just listen to one track off H&T" ten tracks later....
  • Avatar for ProfondoRosso17
    YOU'VE TRIED SCIENCE, YOU'VE TRIED ART...
  • Avatar for alejamand
    Sometimes I forget how much I love Hyacinths and Thistles.
  • Avatar for karmified
    MARRY YOUNG, DIANAA
  • Avatar for faignacia
    (U)
  • Avatar for anabeldorothy
    oahu
  • Avatar for picchionero
    hyacinths and thistles is soo esoteric in some way, one of the best album ever
  • Avatar for xJake_Guitarx
    Nice I like this band pretty good :D

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