Wasps' Nests
(CD/TAPE/7": 1995)
The 6ths are a Stephin Merritt side project intended to be a mock "tribute" album to Stephin. For The 6ths, Merritt pens and produces the words and music, but then invites a diverse cast of singers to handle the vocal duties. Wasps' Nests was released on London Records in 1995 and in the UK on Factory Too Records as a CD and a Tape. London also released it with one extra track as box set of 4 seven inches called the Wasps' Nests 6 and 6/6ths Inch Box Set. The first track was released alone as a promo CD and College Music Journal (CMJ) released a promo version of the entire album with different artwork.
right: London CD cover
below: CMJ cover
1. Barbara Manning- San Diego Zoo
2. Stephin Merritt- Aging Spinsters
3. Mary Timony- All Dressed Up In Dreams
4. Dean Wareham- Falling Out Of Love (With You)
5. Ayako Akashiba- Winter In July
6. Mitch Easter- Pillow Fight
7. Mac McCaughan- Dream Hat
8. Georgia Hubley- Movies In My Head
9. Lou Barlow- In The City In The Rain
10. Amelia Fletcher- Looking For Love (In The Hall Of Mirrors)
11. Robert Scott- Heaven In A Black Leather Jacket
12. Anna Domino- Here In My Heart
13. Mark Robinson- Puerto Rico Way
14. Jeffrey Underhill- You Can't Break A Broken Heart
15. Chris Knox- When I'm Out Of Town
Barbara Manning
solo artist , The San Francisco Seals
Stephin Merritt
Magnetic Fields,
Future Bible Heroes, etc.
Mary Timony
Dean Wareham
Luna , Galaxie 500,
Cagney & Lacey, etc.
Ayako Akashiba
Mitch Easter
Let's Active
Mac McCaughan
Superchunk, Bricks
Portastatic, Merge Records
Georgia Hubley
Yo La Tengo
Lou Barlow
Sebadoh, Sentridoh,
The Folk Implosion, etc.
Amelia Fletcher
Marine Research
Robert Scott
The Bats, The Clean.
The Magick Heads
Anna Domino
solo artist, Snakefarm
Mark Robinson
solo artist, Flin Flon, Air Miami,
Unrest, TeenbeatRecords, etc.
Jeffrey Underhill
Velvet Crush
Chris Knox
solo artist, Toy Love,
The Tall Dwarfs