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The Decemberists To Release Live Album on March 13th

January 12, 2012 drainu182 0

The Decemberists have announced the March 13 release of We All Raise Our Voices To The Air (Live Songs 04.11-08.11), a 20-track live double-album (and triple-vinyl set) culled from the band’s 2011 tour supporting their chart-topping, Grammy-nominated album The King Is Dead. With songs spanning their entire first decade as a band—from their debut EP 5 Songs through each of their six LP’s—We All Raise Our Voices To The Air is the first-ever live album from a band that has …

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The Decemberists To Release Long Live The King EP On November 1st

October 3, 2011 drainu182 0

The Decemberists have announced the November 1 release of the b-sides EP Long Live The King, a companion piece to their #1 debuting breakout LP The King Is Dead. The 6-song EP features outtakes from The King Is Dead recording sessions at Pendarvis Farm including “E. Watson” (with backing vocals from Laura Veirs and Annalisa Tornfelt), the horn-drenched “Sonnet,” and a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Row Jimmy”, as well as the home demo “I 4 U & U …

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The Decemberists Unveil “Calamity Song” Video

August 22, 2011 drainu182 0

The Decemberists have unveiled their latest video for “Calamity Song,” a collaboration with director Michael Schur in his music video maiden voyage. Schur is the co-creator of NBC’s acclaimed comedy series Parks and Recreation, and has also been a writer for Saturday Night Live and a producer of The Office. The video—which premiered today on the NPR Music website—was inspired by David Foster Wallace’s gargantuan, mind-altering novel Infinite Jest. It was filmed on location in Grant Park in Portland, …

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Outside Lands Festival 2011 Day 3 Review

August 21, 2011 drainu182 0

For our final day of Outside Lands Festival coverage, our writer Ace Ubas covered ten artists (his buddy Carlos covered the Decemberists) and our photographer Marcello Ambriz shot ten artists as well! We hope that you’ve enjoyed our coverage for this year’s Outside Lands Festival (thanks to Big Hassle Media for getting us in!)

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Outside Lands Festival Is Finally Here (The Nine Artists You Must Not Miss)

August 12, 2011 drainu182 0

Outside Lands Festival is back for its 4th year this weekend and we’re really excited about it! Outside Lands is one of the most greenest festivals – event producer Allen Scott of Another Planet Entertainment said on a recent conference call “We compost, recycle and do trash out on site” and last year “75% of the refuse of the festival was diverted from landfills, either composting or recycling.” The festival’s Eco-Lands section will once again feature a solar-powered stage and …

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The Decemberists To Release iTunes Session on August 2nd

July 19, 2011 drainu182 0

The Decemberists have announced the release of their exclusive iTunes Session on August 2 with pre-order available today. The 8-song set plays like an informal retrospective with new versions of songs that span The Decemberists’ entire 10 years, from their very first EP 5 Songs (“Shiny”) through their new chart-topping album The King Is Dead (“Calamity Song,” “June Hymn,” “This Is Why We Fight”). The set also includes songs from The Crane Wife (“Shankill Butchers”) and The Hazards Of Love …

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The Decemberists Announce Additional Tour Dates

April 18, 2011 drainu182 0

The Decemberists have announced an additional leg of Summer tour dates for July and August. Launching from their home state of Oregon on July 19, the run of dates will lead them across the Midwest on their way to their headlining performance on the opening night of the Newport Folk Festival, and bring them back to the West coast for shows at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles (August 12) and the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San …

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The Decemberists “This Is Why We Fight” Video

April 14, 2011 drainu182 1

Holy crap, when did the Decemberists start making serious music videos? Watch their new video “This Is Why We Fight” (great song btw) as a bunch of young kids try to survive the end of days. It’s kind of like Lord of the Flies but this doesn’t seem to be in the jungle or on an island.

“This Is Why We Fight” is off of the Decemberists album The King Is Dead out now on iTunes, Amazon MP3, …