Led by Montana native Colin Meloy, the Decemberists craft theatrical, hyper-literate pop songs that draw heavily from late-'60s British folk acts like Fairport Convention and Pentangle and the early-'80s college rock grandeur of the Waterboys and R.E.M. I At Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI August 11, 2009 Out December 4, 2020 via YABB Records. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. So please stop assholes like this from starting a movement and invading our mainstream with an influx of horrendous ensemble noise rock. Yours, The Decemberists It was a lot of fun to write and record. The Decemberists Make the Album of Their Lives With I'll Be Your Girl They could have gone into hyperdrive after the success of 2011's "The King Is Dead." This third album by the Decemberists sees the indi-rock darlings escalating the bombast and artistry of their nuanced, hand-crafted songs and stories. Severed Lyrics: I alight like a whisper / I alight with the lights out / And it won't take me long just to find you / And it won't take me long just to find you / I'm allied to the winter / But I would hate actually being forced to listen to their shitty accordian organ folk rock dog excrement on a daily basis. Yes, I know about Pandora, but I thought maybe others already know. The Bagman's Gambit 6. Their 2002 debut, Castaways and Cutouts appeared out of nowhere and suddenly The Decemberists became the band … The band currently consists of Colin Meloy (vocals, guitar), Chris Funk (guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, pedal steel guitar), Jenny Conlee (organ, piano, accordion), Nate Query … And people go ape shit for them just as much as they did for Jeff Mangum's gone-too-soon, legendary band. Picaresque by The Decemberists, released 22 March 2005 1. It's like a concept album without a concept, and I freaking adore it. Picaresque easily dispels such limitations. King Decemberist Colin Meloy's love for the heydays of British folk-rock has always served as the foundation on which he builds his crafty, idiosyncratic chamber pop, but on Hazards of Love he's taken that bedrock and built his own version of Stonehenge. 16 Military Wives 8. You know, like The Rake Song/The Culling of the Fold/A Cautionary Song, ect... Any genre but rap. Most bands write songs about How Much I Love You Babe, songs that go verse-verse-chorus-verse-chorus with nice regular chord structures, maybe throw in a neat guitar solo in the middle and a fade-out ending, you know, something like that.. The Decemberists have rarely had an album that was less-than-excellent, but this one will always be my personal favorite. 5. “Annan Water” The River Annan is a river in southwest Scotland. I appreciate many types of music, but I seem to be in a phase for this. Dumu Bogior levels are fine. Their 2002 debut, Castaways and Cutouts appeared out of nowhere and suddenly The Decemberists became the band … Portland's The Decemberists sound very much like Neutral Milk Hotel. That album still retains its considerable charm, but the Decemberists sounded less like a band than a traveling troupe at the behest of fickle royalty. And the glass harmonica. We hope you like it. I get pissed off enough hearing about "rock" bands like The Decemberists. It’s appropriately steeped in folk tradition, of which bands like The Decemberists adapted in the mid-2000s. It takes a while of trying out CDs to finally get one that I adore and this one seems to be it. The band consists of Colin Meloy (lead vocals, guitar, principal songwriter), Chris Funk(guitar, multi-instrumentalist), Jenny Conlee (keyboards, piano, Hammond organ, accordion), Nate Query (bass), and John Moen (drums). share. I love the Decemberists. Posted by 5 years ago. If you’re a HAMILTON fan, we hope it will add a new dimension to the world of the show for you — but you can also just enjoy it as a history lesson. Despite their American heritage, they're staunch Anglophiles; many of their early songs are set in Victorian England, while leader Colin Meloy is a fan of English folkies like Shirley Collins and… And people go ape shit for them just as much as they did for Jeff Mangum's gone-too-soon, legendary band.
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