"...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...."
"...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?..."
"...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...."
"...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?"..."
"...1) THE DECEMBERISTS The Hazards of Love (Capitol)..."
"... "Song for Myla Goldberg," the Decemberists..."
"...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...."
"...The DecemberistsA Practical Handbook (Kill Rock Stars)..."
"...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 DecemberistsWhat a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (Capitol)..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...1) The Decemberists, The Hazards of Love (Capitol)..."
"...The DecemberistsOct. 3, Zilker Park..."
"...The DecemberistsThe Hazards of Love (Capitol)..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"..."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..."