The Decemberists

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The Decemberists Biography

"I'm a poor, drunken orphan with nowhere to go but the grave," wailed a waifish and non-plussed Mr. Chris Funk as he lay supine by the railroad tracks. The crate of records he had been cradling in his nubile appendages now lay in pieces on the ashen ground, his complete collected recordings of sixties psychedelic luminary Rick "Paisley Dave" Rigmore scattered hit her and yon like so many dead leaves beneath a diseased elm. Noting his neglect to accredit this phrase to its rightful owner, chief engineer Jenny Conlee, her accordion neatly strapped to her back, stepped lightly from the caboose and corrected his negligence with the aplomb only an immigrant Hungarian could muster: "Dylan Thomas, sir! Please move along!" But it was too late: an indelible bond had been soldered in that moment of recognition. A few hours later, in a Turkish bath, they revealed their stories to one another between sips of a strange, tangerine liqueur. Not far from that spot, however, two young military dignitaries (Rachel Blumberg, Nate Query), appropriately lathered, overheard our two heroes' stories. Was it chance, then, that lead the four unsuspecting bathers to seek to return their soiled undergarments at the same kiosk where worked the poor, bespectacled Colin Meloy? One can surmise all one wants, but the truth should be known that, after adopting the moniker The Decemberists, these five wan vagabonds began playing their peculiarly styled pop music in various concert-halls and brothels all across the globe.

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colin meloy from the decemberists performing live a
colin meloy from the decemberists performing live a
colin meloy from the decemberists performing live a
colin meloy from the decemberists performing live a
colin meloy from the decemberists performing live a

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The Latest The Decemberists News

Anticipation Builds Ahead Of 'the Hunger Games' Opening Weekend

2nd March 2012

The news today that 'The Hunger Games' will feature a soundtrack including the likes of The Arcade Fire, Taylor Swift,...

The Decemberists Star Jenny Conlee Winning Cancer Battle

21st October 2011

The Decemberists star Jenny Conlee is winning her battle against breast cancer - the disease is in remission.The keyboard player...

Rocker Meloy Writes Children's Books

13th October 2011

The Decemberists rocker Colin Meloy has teamed up with his wife to write a trilogy of children's books.Meloy has taken...

Meloy's Son Has Asperger's

12th October 2011

The Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy's son has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome.The rocker and his wife Carson Ellis welcomed little...

The Decemberists Have No Plans To Split

13th June 2011

The Decemberists' frontman Colin Meloy has dismissed rumours the cult folk act is splitting up, insisting the speculation couldn't be...

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The Decemberists Reviews

The Decemberists - We All Raise Our Voices to the Air (Live Songs 04.11-08.11) Album Review

23rd February 2012

The Decemberists' crowning achievement to date The King Is Dead featured on many end of...

The Decemberists - The Hazards Of Love Album Review

9th March 2009

Review of The Decemberists' album 'The Hazards Of Love' released through Rough Trade.Mentioning the phrase...

The Decemberists - O Valencia! Single Review

13th March 2007

The DecemberistsO Valencia!Single ReviewThe Decemberists' grand opus, The Crane Wife is such a complete, albeit...

The Decemberists - The Crane Wife Album Review

29th January 2007

The Decemberists, The Crane Wife Album Review I've come up with lot of kooky theories...

The Decemberists - 16 Militay Wives Single Review

19th December 2005

The Decemberists 16 Militay WivesSingle ReviewWith the Decemberists on impressive cult label Kill Rock Stars...

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The Decemberists Festivals

Boston Calling

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12th June 2014

SXSW Music Festival

7th March 2014


1st August 2014


11th April 2014

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