Tag Archives: The Decemberists

Sonic Roundup 4/15

Arcade Fire haven’t always been winning Grammys and playing surprise gigs internationally; newly surfaced video shows the band playing a house show in 2002, a full two years before Funeral. The video, which features early cut “My Heart is an Apple,” also snags a sneak peek at fellow Canadian Alden Penner (of The Unicorns) inRead more…

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Bonnaroo 2011 Lineup Announced

The lineup for Bonnaroo 2011 has been released! This year, the Tennessee festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with the likes of Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, The Strokes, The Decemberists, Bassnectar, Iron & Wine, Girl Talk, Florence & the Machine, Explosions in the Sky, Gogol Bordello, Beirut, Scissor Sisters, Ratatat, Robyn, Deerhunter,Read more…

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Thursday News Roundup

You’ve been living under a rock if you haven’t heard by now (or you haven’t been on the internet for a day or two, which is basically the same thing), but in case that’s somehow been the case, The White Stripes have officially split up for good. ‘Tis a bummer.

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Album Review: The Decemberists – The King is Dead

Colin Meloy and his Portlandia posse return from the studio (…er, barn) with The King is Dead, an earthy, organic alt-country gem. This stripped-down modern marvel finds The Decemberists with their heads out of the clouds and rock opera tendencies forgotten. It’s a journey from the shanty-town tribulations of yesteryear to the wildest of Wests.Read more…

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Thursday News Roundup

A week after Cake made history with the worst selling album to make it to #1 on the Billboard 200 charts ever, the Decemberists have supplanted them with their new release The King Is Dead, which sold close to 50,000 more copies in its first week than Cake’s Showroom of Comparison. The indie folk rockersRead more…

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Out This Week 1/18

Finally! We’re back full-steam with this week’s list of of new releases, proving that 2011 is going to be a hell of a year! The Decemberists kick it off with their followup to 2009’s The Hazards of Love, this time choosing to strip down their sound and focus less on the British folk that typicallyRead more…

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Thursday News Roundup

The new Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees are in: Next year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class will include Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Darlene Love and Dr. John. Leon Russell will be receive The Award For Musical Excellence (formerly the Sideman category) and industry legends Jac Holzman and Art Rupe will both receive the AhmetRead more…

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Live Video: Colin Meloy at CMJ

During our broadcast from the Ace Hotel NYC during CMJ last month, Colin Meloy, whose band, The Decemberists, have just announced their sixth album, The King Is Dead, performed three new songs exclusively for KEXP listeners. While the new album, to be released on January 18, features plenty of guest contributors, such as R.E.M.’s PeterRead more…

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Thursday News Roundup

The Seattle music community, and far beyond that indeed, is at a loss as the life of Andy Kotowicz, Sub Pop’s Vice President of Sales and Director of Marketing, was tragically cut short by a car accident last week. In effort to support Andy’s wife, Jocelyn; his 3-year old daughter, Anna; and the rest ofRead more…

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Thursday News Threads

Live recordings of shows performed at Seattle’s landmark venue, The Crocodile, from 2002 to present, are now available at the University of Washington’s library thanks to soundman Jim Anderson. The archives contain hundreds of shows including some from Apples in Stereo, Andrew Bird, Ben Lee, Bishop Allen, Brandi Carlile, Crooked Fingers, Damien Jurado, Death CabRead more…

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