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 Live where he performed a new song. The tune is called “Carolina Low” and he wrote it the morning of the performance: “I didn’t know what to play so I thought I would write something for it.” He also talked about what attracted him to Portland, his series of children’s books The Wildwood Chronicles, and why he’ll never move to L.A. despite the Decemberists’ success. Listen below — the new song starts at 1:10.

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