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Lil Dicky Is Making A Career Out Of Being Charismatic And Problematic In Equal Measure

It takes real talent to create a song based on the premise that Chris Brown is the man and end up with something likable. For…
Chris DeVille | March 29, 2018 - 5:05 pm

The Anniversary

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

More The Decemberists stories

Watch The Decemberists Perform Two Songs On Kimmel

The Decemberists just put out their synth-heavy new album I'll Be Your Girl, and last night, they took it to Jimmy Kimmel Live! The hyper-literate…
Peter Helman | March 21, 2018 - 7:11 pm

New Decemberists Album Has “Impeach The President” Etched On Vinyl, Thanks To Robert Mueller In Liner Notes

The Decemberists are more known for their songs about 19th century chimney sweeps than contemporary politics, but they're not afraid to get political on their…
Peter Helman | March 17, 2018 - 10:05 am

Stream The Decemberists I’ll Be Your Girl

Once upon a time, Portland indie rockers the Decemberists were an aesthetic unto themselves. They wrote grandly braying, ostentatiously literate sea shanties about people being…
Tom Breihan | March 12, 2018 - 10:55 am

The Decemberists – “Once In My Life”

Remember back in January when the Decemberists announced they were going synth-pop? That wasn't a joke. Two months have passed since we first published details…
Chris DeVille | March 9, 2018 - 12:10 am

Hear The First Single From New Decemberists Album Inspired By New Order And Roxy Music

For their new album, the Decemberists are looking beyond bookish folk-rock. I'll Be Your Girl, their first LP since 2015's What A Terrible World, What
Peter Helman | January 17, 2018 - 1:03 pm

The Decemberists & Lin-Manuel Miranda – “Ben Franklin’s Song”

The Decemberists have put to music an unused set of lyrics that Lin-Manuel Miranda originally wrote for Hamilton. As the band explains in a post
James Rettig | December 14, 2017 - 11:22 pm

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
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