The Decemberists

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

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
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