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.
Watch the Decemberists Sing YouTube Comments On ‘Kimmel’
We already know that Jimmy Kimmel can make a pretty hilarious bit out of recruiting celebrities to read ‘Mean Tweets’ about themselves.
Portland, Oregon Declares Today 'Decemberists Day'
The Decemberists have accomplished a feat that is reserved for true music gods.
The Decemberists, ‘Terrible World, Beautiful World’ - Review
With ‘What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World,’ the Decemberists sound like they're coming to love their place in it.
Colin Meloy Discusses the Perspective That Comes With Age
The Decemberists' Colin Meloy: "You’re torn between throwing it all away and never wanting to give it up."
The Decemberists Rang In the New Year With Some 'Sabrage'
In a video titled 'A Demonstration of the Fine Art of Sabrage,' the Decemberists wished their fans a happy new year in a somewhat bizarre manner.
Watch the Decemberists' Lyric Video 'The Wrong Year'
Ahead of the Jan. 20 release of their new record, the Decemberists have unveiled yet another new song, this time in the form of 'The Wrong Year.'