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The Decemberists

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Check out the video for The Decemberists’ new track ‘This Is Why We Fight’, taken from their current album ‘The King Is Dead’:

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The Decemberists Announce New Album By Busking In Brooklyn 27 October 2014 in The Decemberists

Over the weekend Colin Meloy from The Decemberists announced the band’s new album ‘What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World’ by busking in front of a giant mural of the album artwork in Brooklyn, NY. Check out his performance of new track ‘Make You Better’ above and watch this space for further announcement details…!

The Decemberists 'This Is Why We Fight' Video 19 April 2011 in The Decemberists

Check out the video for The Decemberists’ new track ‘This Is Why We Fight’, taken from their current album ‘The King Is Dead’:

Biography

In our world we have U2, Coldplay and 50 Cent to enchant us, we like global sentiments, easy to understand lyrics and power chords to draw out our deep emotions. This suits most people. So, for the intelligent and literate people among us, there are bands like the Decemberists, lyrically dense and rich, with enormously elaborate orchestrations that can explode like baroque fireworks. For those who would prefer something a little more stripped down, there’s also a series of live recordings of solo performances by hugely talented front man Colin Meloy from which you can expect sparkling between song banter, campfire sing alongs, surprising cover versions and what he considers to be the worst song he ever wrote. He wasn’t wrong.

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