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Picaresque Turns 10

In a 2011 interview with Amanda Petrusich for the A.V. Club, the Decemberists' Colin Meloy copped to his band's reputation as a so-called "literate rock…
Brad Sanders | March 20, 2015 - 10:57 am

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Decemberists Songs

Though the current fad is to compartmentalize indie rock of the last decade as something quaint, narrow, and somewhat embarrassing, the Decemberists shouldn't have to…
Philip Cosores | September 12, 2013 - 1:37 pm

Best Covers

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with "You Are A Tourist," the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes
Scott Lapatine | April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

More The Decemberists stories

Decemberists Members Contribute Original Music To 99% Invisible’s “Anchorwoman Of The Great Alaska Earthquake” Podcast

"Anchorwoman Of The Great Alaska Earthquake" already sounds like a Decemberists song, so it makes sense that several members of the bookish indie-rockers contributed original…
Peter Helman | May 23, 2017 - 7:48 pm

Death Cab For Cutie & The Decemberists Announce ‘Cascadia Resists’ Planned Parenthood/ACLU Benefit

Death Cab For Cutie and the Decemberists have announced an acoustic benefit show to support the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood. It'll take…
James Rettig | May 9, 2017 - 1:50 pm

Hear “The Queen of Hearts” By Olivia Chaney & The Decemberists’ New Psych-Folk Project Offa Rex

English singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Olivia Chaney teamed up with the Decemberists to form a new psych-folk band called Offa Rex. Their debut album, The Queen
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 5, 2017 - 10:34 am

Watch The Decemberists Play New Song “Traveling On” In Pittsburgh

The Decemberists kicked off a spring tour a couple of days ago, and they've been playing new songs that presumably will be included on the…
James Rettig | April 10, 2017 - 3:14 pm

The Decemberists Announce Their Own Music Festival Travelers’ Rest

The Decemberists have made their own festival! It's called Travelers' Rest, and the inaugural edition will take place on 8/12-13 at the Big Sky Brewing…
James Rettig | March 22, 2017 - 12:48 pm

New Williamsburg Venue Brooklyn Steel Opening In April With PJ Harvey, Decemberists, Animal Collective

Bowery Presents -- the concert promoter responsible for booking Bowery Ballroom, Terminal 5, and Music Hall Of Williamsburg (among others) in New York, and a…
James Rettig | December 5, 2016 - 5:39 pm

Watch Tegan And Sara, Warpaint, Jenny Lewis, Moby, And More Perform From Their Beds For Bedstock

Bedstock is an "online festival" put of by the Children's Cancer Society's MyMusicRX initiative that features artists playing gigs using their mattress as stage for…
Collin Robinson | November 29, 2016 - 4:27 pm


The Decemberists – “The Crane Wife 1, 2 & 3″ (Demo)

The Decemberists' major-label debut The Crane Wife turned 10 years old last month, and to celebrate, the band are reissuing the album in a massive
Peter Helman | November 17, 2016 - 12:31 pm

The Decemberists Announce 10th Anniversary The Crane Wife Box Set With Bonus Tracks And Lin-Manuel Miranda Essay

The Decemberists' fourth album, The Crane Wife, turned 10 a few weeks ago, and the band has just announced a special anniversary edition to commemorate…
James Rettig | October 24, 2016 - 3:36 pm

The Decemberists Have Crowdfunded A Board Game

Other than inadvertently revealing one of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's most questionable stances, the Decemberists have been mighty quiet since sharing What A
Chris DeVille | October 4, 2016 - 4:48 pm

Colin Meloy Tweet Inadvertently Highlights Jill Stein’s Anti-Vax Waffling

Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party's candidate for president in this increasingly terrifying election, has been trying to present herself as the only ethical candidate…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2016 - 9:28 am

The Decemberists – “Cavalry Captain” Video

Today, the Decemberists release their new EP Florasongs, a set of tracks that came from the same sessions that gave us their recent album What
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2015 - 9:49 am

The Decemberists – “Why Would I Now?”

Back in January, thesaurus-flaunting folk-rockers the Decemberists ended a four-year silence by releasing the new album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World. As…
Tom Breihan | September 11, 2015 - 8:53 am

Watch The Decemberists Play “The Singer Addresses His Audience” Live For The First Time At Dublin Tour Opener

The new Decemberists album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World starts with an intensely winky meta-song called "The Singer Addresses His Audience." The…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2015 - 9:12 am
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