The Decemberists

Video: The Decemberists – “Once In My Life”

The Decemberists have released a poignant and hopeful video for their song "Once In My Life" from their latest album I'll Be Your Girl. The…
Isabella Castro-Cota / July 17, 2018

The Decemberists Thank Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Include “Impeach the President” Etching on Physical Copies of New Album

Friday, the Decemberists dropped their latest album I'll Be Your Girl. In addition to featuring early, synth-slathered singles "Severed" and "Once in My Life," the…
Rob Arcand / March 17, 2018

Stream The Decemberists’ New Album I’ll Be Your Girl

The Decemberists have shared their new synth-slathered album I'll Be Your Girl. Featuring singles "Severed" and "Once in My Life," the album promises to be…
Rob Arcand / March 16, 2018

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

The Decemberists Announce New Album I’ll Be Your Girl, Release “Severed”

Veteran indie-pop raconteurs The Decemberists are putting out a new album, and it's called I'll Be Your Girl. It's out March 16 on Capitol Records,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 17, 2018

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 on their…
James Rettig, Stereogum / December 15, 2017

Death Cab for Cutie and The Decemberists to Hold Benefit Concert for ACLU and Planned Parenthood in Seattle

Attention politically-conscious West Coast aughts-indie-rock fans: Death Cab for Cutie and The Decemberists are holding an acoustic concert in support of Planned Parenthood and the…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 9, 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

New Music: The Decemberists – “The Crane Wife 1, 2 & 3″ (Demo)

In honor of the Decemberists’ recent ten year anniversary of The Crane Wife, the band has released a demo for "The Crane Wife 1, 2 &…
Sadie Bell / November 17, 2016

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
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