|Studio album by|
|Released||March 21, 1995|
|Recorded||Let's Rain Studios|
|Label|| Factory Too |
|The 6ths chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|
|Spin Alternative Record Guide||8/10|
Wasps' Nests is the 1995 debut album by The 6ths, a side-project created by Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields. Merritt wrote and recorded the album, inviting different vocalists to sing lead.
Like the band's name, the album title is a tongue-twister.
"Yet Another Girl" originally only appeared on the vinyl release of the album, but was later included on Merritt's 2011 compilation Obscurities .
All tracks are written by Stephin Merritt.
|1.||"San Diego Zoo"||Barbara Manning||3:22|
|2.||"Aging Spinsters"||Stephin Merritt||2:20|
|3.||"All Dressed Up in Dreams"||Mary Timony||2:55|
|4.||"Falling Out of Love (With You)"||Dean Wareham||2:55|
|5.||"Winter in July"||Ayako Akashiba||2:32|
|6.||"Pillow Fight"||Mitch Easter||2:34|
|7.||"Dream Hat"||Mac McCaughan||2:27|
|8.||"Movies in My Head"||Georgia Hubley||4:19|
|9.||"In the City in the Rain"||Lou Barlow||3:43|
|10.||"Looking for Love (In the Hall of Mirrors)"||Amelia Fletcher||2:43|
|11.||"Heaven in a Black Leather Jacket"||Robert Scott||2:46|
|12.||"Here in My Heart"||Anna Domino||3:30|
|13.||"Puerto Rico Way"||Mark Robinson||3:28|
|14.||"You Can't Break a Broken Heart"||Jeffrey Underhill||3:16|
|15.||"When I'm Out of Town"||Chris Knox||2:34|
|16.||"Yet Another Girl"||Stuart Moxham||3:30|
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