The Decemberists Live

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Decemberists joined Soundcheck to perform songs from their latest album, an hour-long, 17-track rock opera, The Hazards of Love. This story of star-crossed lovers and a shape-shifting beast is set to a score that recalls 1960s British folk-pop and bombastic '70s-style prog rock. Led by songwriter Colin Meloy, the quintet is joined today by vocalists Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond and Becky Stark of Lavender Diamond.

“Won’t Want for Love (Margaret In The Taiga)”

“The Hazards of Love 2: Wager All”

“The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid”


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Comments [3]


I found sick picutres of them from Bonnaroo at the fuse website. Colin looks so intense...

Jun. 18 2009 02:52 PM
Bill Porter

What a great band! Everyone has their own definition of hip these days, but The Decemberists are it for me.

Jun. 12 2009 06:51 PM
Matt Parish

The smartest piece of music since Floyd's "The Wall"

I know the year is not even halfway through but this phenomenal example of a writer's confidence and a band's unity will surely top everyone's record of the year lists for 2009.

Jun. 12 2009 12:04 PM

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