Tuesday, May 10, 2005

The Decemberists are Awesome.

Found this the other day, courtesy of Large Hearted Boy. It's The Decemberists on NPR Live from DC's 9:30 Club. Saw these guys in my town a coupla weeks ago. It was great to hear some new songs off their latest release, Picaresque. Here's a video for 16 Military Wives, Quicktime required. More from NPR's All Things Considered.

Also, i just ordered Colin Meloy's 33 1/3 Series book about the Repalcements' Let It Be
One of the greatest moments of College Rock in the 1980s, Let It Be had a huge impact on the fans who fell under its spell. For [Decemberists frontman] Colin Meloy, growing up in Montana – a state that’s strangely missing from the tour itineraries of almost every band – the album was a lifeline and an inspiration. In this disarming memoir, Meloy lovingly recreates those feverish first years when rock music grips you and never lets go.

I'll let you know how it ends.


largehearted boy said...

I love Picaresque, but my wife wants the band to return to a simpler sound.

I've been impressed with all of Continuum's 33 1/3 books so far. Some are better than others, but they all make a good, quick read.

nffcnnr said...

Wow, my first celebrity post! Maybe i have a low standard for celebrity-ism, but largehearted boy is at least famous-for-the-blogosphere. Thanks for commenting!