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Shaky Knees Festival 2016 Lineup: Florence + the Machine, My Morning Jacket, Jane’s Addiction, and More

Unstoppable live performing powerhouse Florence + the Machine will headline the 2016 Shaky Knees Music Festival alongside My Morning Jacket and Jane's Addiction. The festival,…
James Grebey / January 11, 2016

The Decemberists Announce New EP, ‘Florasongs,’ Share New Song, ‘Why Would I Now?’

The Decemberists are back: Portland's premiere baroque-pop — though lately more folk-focused — outfit announced on their Facebook on September 11 that a new EP, florasongs, is…
Harley Brown / September 11, 2015

The Decemberists Perform YouTube Comments Live on ‘Kimmel’

The Decemberists are on the promotional circuit for the just-released What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, and as part of their campaign, they…
Andrew Unterberger / January 23, 2015

Review: The Decemberists Scale Back on ‘What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World’

The Decemberists have always made music to fill their own unique sociopolitical bubble, which is to say, hyperliterary liberal arts degree-holders with at least one…
Natasha Aftandilians / January 21, 2015

The Decemberists Are Streaming ‘What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World’

A week in advance of the official What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World release date, the Decemberists are streaming their seventh studio album on iTunes. Featuring such…
Rachel Brodsky / January 13, 2015

The Decemberists Close Out 2014 With ‘The Wrong Year’

It's been a Decemberists-heavy December, as the Portland folk group shared yet another song from their upcoming seventh album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful…
James Grebey / December 16, 2014

Watch the Decemberists ‘Make You Better’ on ‘Conan’

A few days after releasing their kitschy "Make You Butter" — er, "Make You Better" — video, the Decemberists visited Conan last night to perform…
Rachel Brodsky / December 4, 2014

The Decemberists Step Into the Studio For Their ‘Lake Song’ Lyric Video

The Decemberists' new lyric video for "Lake Song," the second track they've shared from their upcoming album, offers a relaxing and beautiful portrait of the darkly…
James Grebey / December 2, 2014

The Decemberists Embrace Their Kitschy Side in ‘Make You Better’ Video

The Decemberists have unveiled the silly new visuals for "Make You Better" starring Parks and Recreations' resident steak-eating man's man, Ron Swanson — er, sorry…
Rachel Brodsky / November 24, 2014

The Decemberists Want to ‘Make You Better’ on New Single

The Decemberists are back and in fine form on their moody new single "Make You Better." The track arrives just a couple of weeks after…
Brennan Carley / November 3, 2014

The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy Busked in Williamsburg and Announced Band’s New Album

Murder ballad aficionado Colin Meloy hung out in Brooklyn today, busking to promote the Decemberists' upcoming record, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. Meloy was by…
James Grebey / October 24, 2014

Watch Yo La Tengo, Ginuwine, and Jeff Tweedy on ‘Parks and Recreation’

In 2000, as Matador Records notes, Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler graced the cover of Yo La Tengo's "You Can Have It All" single.
Marc Hogan / April 25, 2014

‘Parks and Rec’ Finale Books Yo La Tengo, Ginuwine, Jeff Tweedy

The Parks and Recreation season finale is shaping up to be a major event for music fans. Previously known guests of the April 24 show…
Chris Martins / March 28, 2014

Shins, Decemberists, Spurned Ben Gibbard: 3 Melancholy Gifts From Portland

While the music industry basked in Grammy afterglow today, Portland delivered three extremely Portland-y packages:…
Luke McCormick / February 13, 2012

Decemberists Unveil Lengthily Titled Double Live LP

The Decemberists have long been at their best in a live setting, where they've been known to encourage dance competitions and singalongs before marching into…
Marc Hogan / January 12, 2012

The Decemberists, ‘Long Live the King’ (Capitol)

Given how clearly they modeled this year's chart-topping The King Is Dead on the early work of R.E.M., the Decemberists could've been expected to use…
Mikael Wood / November 1, 2011

Decemberists Turn Out (Another) Great Murder Ballad

Here comes further proof that the Decemberists have regained their footing since 2009's ungainly don't-call-it-a-rock-opera The Hazards of Love. What the focused roots-rock of last…
Marc Hogan / October 24, 2011

Decemberists’ Jenny Conlee’s Cancer Is in Remission

Jenny Conlee, keyboard and accordion player for the Decemberists, is in good health five months after the band announced she'd been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Alyssa Noel / October 21, 2011

SNEAK PEEK: 10 Rock Musicals to Watch Out For

Green Day's Broadway version of American Idiot, which closes this week, has pleased audiences and grossed more than $38 million, so it's no wonder that…
Dan Jackson / April 21, 2011
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