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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

Stream Offa Rex The Queen Of Hearts

The Decemberists are one of the biggest acts in all of indie rock, but with their latest project, they've transformed themselves into a backing band.
Tom Breihan | July 6, 2017 - 12:11 pm


Offa Rex – “Sheepcrook And Black Dog”

The latest from Offa Rex, Olivia Chaney's collaborative project with the Decemberists, is a hard rock interpretation of the classic folk song "Sheepcrook And Black…
Margaret Farrell | June 29, 2017 - 10:00 am

Offa Rex – “The Old Churchyard”

Next month, Offa Rex -- the British folk revival collaboration between the Decemberists and British singer Olivia Chaney -- will release their debut album, The
James Rettig | June 19, 2017 - 11:46 am

Offa Rex – “Blackleg Miner”

Offa Rex is a new collaboration between the Decemberists and British singer and musician Olivia Chaney, and it was inspired by Colin Meloy's love of…
James Rettig | June 1, 2017 - 11:11 am

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
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