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The Decemberists – “Once in My Life”

The Decemberists released "Severed"--the first single from their upcoming album I'll Be Your Girl--in January, in all its motoric, arpeggiated, The-Faint-adjacent glory. Bandleader Colin Meloy said…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 9, 2018

Watch Sleater-Kinney Cover “Fortunate Son” at an ACLU Benefit With Colin Meloy and Matt Cameron

Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth" came on at a party I attended this weekend, at just the point in the evening when everyone was…
Andy Cush / February 27, 2017

As the Decemberists’ The Crane Wife Celebrates 10 Years, Colin Meloy Is Still Sorry for Making You Use a Dictionary

Loosely inspired by a Japanese folktale about a bird who takes human form, the Decemberists' fourth album The Crane Wife was their most ambitious to date. Released in October…
Anna Gaca / December 12, 2016

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 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

Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week

Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold.
Anna Hyclak / January 28, 2011

Decemberists Go for Elegant Pop at Tour Kick Off

On their new album, The King Is Dead, the Decemberists embraced elegantly simple, harmony-rich, salt-of-the-earth folk pop, and judging by last night's tour kick off,…
Michael Tedder / January 25, 2011

Decemberists’ Colin Meloy Eyeing Broadway Musical

The Decemberists have just wrapped up their new album The King Is Dead, which comes out on January 18, but Colin Meloy is already eyeing…
Kevin O'Donnell / December 9, 2010

Colin Meloy On Decemberists “Simple” New Album

On the Decemberists' last album The Hazards of Love, Colin Meloy took the band's music as big as it could go, with an over-the-top, 17-part…
Kevin O'Donnell / November 11, 2010

Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, More Talk Prop 8

On Wednesday, U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker overturned Proposition 8 -- the California ban on same-sex marriage -- stating it violates constitutional rights…
Eric Sundermann / August 5, 2010

Exclusive Video + Stream: Decemberists on New Song

Decemberists frontman and songwriter Colin Meloy is a man of stories. Among them: "Record Year," a track off his band's new singles collection, Always the…
William Goodman / November 14, 2008