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ACL Review: The Decemberists
Nostalgia, sure, but evolution as well
DAILY Music  October 5, 2015, by Doug Freeman
"...As the Decemberists ease midway into a second decade, the question is whether the Portland, Ore., troupe has a second act or are banking on nostalgia to carry their offbeat pop. The latter held true at ACL Fest on Sunday, but the focus on and popularity of this year’s What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World suggested a rising contemporary appeal...."

The ‘Infinite’ Arm of DFW
A new Decemberists’ video pays homage to Infinite Jest
DAILY Books  August 22, 2011, by Kimberley Jones
"...Casual readership of his many works won’t fly anymore: Only completists may apply. Maybe the new Decemberists’ video for “Calamity Song,” which explicitly references Infinite Jest, will apply kick to pants?..."

Long Live the King!
The Decemberists' Nate Query talks about their new CD
DAILY Music  April 29, 2011, by Margaret Moser
"...The day after the royal wedding, the Decemberists hit Stubb's with The King Is Dead, the most recent from the Oregon-based quintet in a career embracing elegiac folk, classical pop, and traditional Americana. The future monarch of England notwithstanding, bassist Nate Query called from Portland to give his own King’s speech...."

ACL Fest Day 2
Day 2: The Hazards of Mud
DAILY Music  October 3, 2009, by Margaret Moser
"...The sky wasn't just crying on Day 2 of ACL Fest, it was sobbing in big wet gulps. Flogging Molly embraced the day like beautiful Irish weather, but as the afternoon went on and the rain didn't relent, it prompted an audience member during The Decemberists' electrifying set to comment, "What are they singing? The hazards of mud?"..."

National Top 9s
Music Story  January 1, 2010
"...1) THE DECEMBERISTS The Hazards of Love (Capitol)..."

Manifesto Destiny
Literate pop, the Elephant 6 in your Parish
Music Story  July 23, 2004, by Melanie Haupt
"...– "Song for Myla Goldberg," the Decemberists..."

Venture Into a 'Wildwood'
Scenes from Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis' BookPeople stop
DAILY Books  February 10, 2014, by Rod Machen
"...The frontman for lit-pop band the Decemberists and his wife/collaborator held court before a packed house to talk about their new book, as well as older work, both musical and literary...."

SXSW Interviews
The Decemberists, Echo & the Bunnymen, and Dan Auerbach
Music Story  March 20, 2009
"...The Decemberists..."

ACL Fest Sunday Reviews
Music Story  September 7, 2007, by Melanie Haupt
"...The DecemberistsA Practical Handbook (Kill Rock Stars)..."

The Decemberists
Record review
Music Review  April 1, 2005, by Audra Schroeder
"...The Decemberists..."

2015 Austin City Limits Music Festival Lineup
Foo Fighters, Drake, the Weeknd, and Deadmau5 top fall fest
DAILY Music  May 5, 2015, by Kevin Curtin and Raoul Hernandez
"...Secured as well is the first Austin show for erudite folk rockers the Decemberists since the January release of What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. Also netted are young Fort Worth soul man Leon Bridges, who could have played any festival after his triumphant breakthrough at South by Southwest, recent PBS performers TV On the Radio, Eighties punk superstar Billy Idol, emo survivors Brand New, and Aussie psych lords Tame Impala – headlining Levitation on Friday...."

The Decemberists
Music Review  April 9, 2015, by Michael Toland
"...The DecemberistsWhat a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (Capitol)..."

A Boy Named Emo
What was your favorite show on Red River at Emo's?
Music Story  December 30, 2011
"...The band now plays the biggest stages Austin can build, but in that moment, they were just a big-sounding band on a stage that could barely fit their ambition, let alone all of them. – Adam Schragin The DecemberistsApril 2, 2005..."

Sarah's Muse
Sarah Jarosz, 'tweener' no more
Music Story  January 15, 2010, by Margaret Moser
"...Rolling Stone praised it, NPR interviewed her, and she appeared on A Prairie Home Companion, as well as on stages in the bluegrass and folk festivals she'd grown up with. On New Year's Day 2010, while the world slept, she recorded with the Decemberists spin-off Black Prairie...."

U18 and U21 Top 9s, Part 2
Next Up bloggers weigh in on the year in music
DAILY Music  January 11, 2010, by Aaron Miller
"...1) The Decemberists, The Hazards of Love (Capitol)..."

The Decemberists
Music Review  October 9, 2009, by Margaret Moser
"...The DecemberistsOct. 3, Zilker Park..."

The Decemberists
Wednesday
Music Review  March 20, 2009, by Margaret Moser
"...The DecemberistsThe Hazards of Love (Capitol)..."

Colin-oscopy
Colin Meloy sings! Live!
DAILY Music  April 3, 2008, by Doug Freeman
"...This Monday, in fact, at La Zona Rosa. Here, he speaks of how going solo is like having visitation rights, how the Decemberists are so not breaking up, and more..."

2005 ACL Music Fest Preview
All 'picks' no 'sleepers' for the Austin City Limits Music Festival, one blurb at a time
Music Story  September 23, 2005
"...club where he soaked up the styles of Texas blues greats like Lightnin' Hopkins, T-Bone Walker, and Johnny "Guitar" Watson. – Greg BeetsThe Decemberists 5:30pm, AMD stage..."

TCB
Floating down Okkervil's river of golden dreams, taking Pinetop Perkins, Helios Creed, and a bunch of T-shirts along for the ride
Music Column  January 21, 2005, by Christopher Gray
"..."I love all that cheesy, overindulgent, Seventies stuff," he confesses. "I really want to descend a staircase where every step lights up." Before that, Okkervil is seeking a utility man for keyboard, guitar, and mandolin duties during their March-long tour with Portland chamber-pop collective the Decemberists, whose frontman, Colin Meloy, is currently touring an EP of Morrissey covers..."

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