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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 band”: “I guess it’s better than being called an illiterate rock band, because in fact we can all read. But yeah, I’ll take that. That’s fine. It’s English-major rock. I’ll… More »

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 worry about the fickle listening preferences of tastemakers. Even at the height of indie rock’s move to the mainstream, the Decemberists were never cool. Their early LPs, 2002’sCastaways And CutoutsMore »

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 And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it’s not channeling “Float On.” That’s fitting given how Ben Gibbard’s got five… More »

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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. A…
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

Watch The Decemberists Sing YouTube Comments On Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Before going the traditional route and performing a track from their new album, the Decemberists did something a lot more fun on last night's Jimmy
James Rettig | January 23, 2015 - 8:37 am

Stream The Decemberists What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World

Next Tuesday is a big one for indie rock, with Sleater-Kinney, Belle & Sebastian, and the Decemberists all ending long silences with new albums. The…
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2015 - 10:06 am

The Decemberists – “A Beginning Song”

The Decemberists have shared "A Beginning Song," another new song that serves as the closing track for their forthcoming album What A Terrible World, What
James Rettig | January 13, 2015 - 12:38 am

The Decemberists – “The Wrong Year”

The Decemberists have shared "The Wrong Year," another new song from their forthcoming new album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World. It's the…
James Rettig | December 16, 2014 - 12:28 am

Watch The Decemberists Perform “Make You Better” On Conan

The Decemberists stopped by Conan last night to perform "Make You Better," the lead single from their forthcoming new album What A Terrible World, What
James Rettig | December 4, 2014 - 8:31 am

The Decemberists – “Lake Song” Lyric Video

The Decemberists have shared a lyric video for "Lake Song," the second track released from their forthcoming album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful
James Rettig | December 2, 2014 - 8:34 am

The Decemberists – “Make You Better” Video (Feat. Nick Offerman)

The Decemberists' video for What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World single "Make You Better," Parks & Recreation stud Nick Offerman plays the host…
Chris DeVille | November 24, 2014 - 12:18 pm

Preview The Decemberists’ ’70s Talk-Show Video For “Make You Better,” Starring Nick Offerman

At this point, it would almost seem like a surprise if the Decemberists decided not to turn their new music video into a fake '70…
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2014 - 4:09 pm

The Decemberists – “Make You Better” + What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World Details

The Decemberists have shared the first song from their new Tucker Martine-produced album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, which was teased a…
James Rettig | November 3, 2014 - 9:27 am

Preview The Decemberists’ “Make You Better” In Video Teaser

During last week's CMJ busking expedition, Colin Meloy debuted a new Decemberists song called "Make You Better." A new video teaser the band shared today…
Chris DeVille | October 31, 2014 - 2:22 pm

Colin Meloy Teases New Decemberists Album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World With CMJ Busking

It's been nearly four years since the Decemberists released The King Is Dead, their last album. The band debuted a couple of new songs at…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Watch The Decemberists Debut “Lake Song” & “Philomena” At Boston Calling

This past weekend, at the Boston Calling festival, the Decemberists played their first show in nearly three years (not counting that Parks & Rec performance).
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2014 - 8:49 am

Hear Colin Meloy Debut “Carolina Low” In Portland Last Night

While the whole band was making an appearance over on Parks And Recreation, Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy was a guest on a show for Q
James Rettig | April 25, 2014 - 4:06 pm

Watch Yo La Tengo, Jeff Tweedy, Decemberists, Ginuwine, & Letters To Cleo On Parks And Rec’s Season Finale

Last night, the great NBC sitcom Parks And Recreation ended its sixth season with an hour-long finale. All season, the show has been building u…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2014 - 9:33 am

Yo La Tengo, Decemberists, Ginuwine To Appear With Jeff Tweedy On Parks & Rec

One of the major plot lines in the back half of this season of Parks And Recreation is the department's attempt to put on a…
James Rettig | March 28, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Decemberists To Play Castaways And Cutouts In Portland

It’s been a few years since the Decemberists have played a headlining show, but they’ll return to the stage in a couple of months at…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2014 - 11:50 am

Colin Meloy – “Do You Remember Walter?” (Kinks Cover)

Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy is releasing a new EP of Kinks covers entitled, sensibly, Colin Meloy Sings The Kinks. This is a tour-only release designed…
Chris DeVille | October 24, 2013 - 11:33 am
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