It’s not every day a band comes along who can satisfy both music lovers and history buffs at the same time, but the Decemberists do just that. Hailing from the hipster paradise of Portland, Ore., the Decemberists formed in 2000 when frontman Colin Meloy met Nate Query, Chris Funk and Jenny Conley. Naming themselves after a 19th century Russian revolt, the Decemberists signed first with Hush Records, then Kill Rock Stars before moving on to Capitol Records. They have continued to release a number of albums since then, including the hit, ‘The King Is Dead.’ They’ve also developed a reputation for putting on amazing live shows often filled with audience participation.
The Decemberists, Eels and Yo La Tengo Announce New Albums
As bands are lining up their spring and summer tour plans, the first few weeks of 2018 have seen a slew of announcements regarding new albums.
The Decemeberists’ Colin Meloy Is Working on a Children’s Book About Pete Seeger
Meloy is working on expanding his repertoire as a children's novelist with two new books in the pipeline.
The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy Writes Erotic Fan Fiction Inspired by the Oregon Militia Standoff
The hyper-literate Decemberists wordsmith has branched out into an entirely new form: erotic Oregon militia fan fiction.
The Decemberists Share ‘Cavalry Captain’ Video
The Decemberists have debuted a music video for "Cavalry Captain" from 'What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World.'
The Decembrists Announce ‘Florasongs’ EP
The Decemberists have announced an EP with five tracks from the 'What a Terrible World' sessions that were previously left on the cutting-room floor.
Watch the Decemberists Perform on 'CBS This Morning'
Once again, CBS has become our go-to television channel on Saturday mornings.
Colin Meloy: Decemberists' New LP Has 'A Lot of Me in It'
We had the distinct honor of chatting with frontman and chief songwriter for the Decemberists, Colin Meloy.
Enter to Win a Deluxe Box Set of the Decemberists' New LP
Ready for your shot at scoring a deluxe box set of the Decemberists' seventh studio album?