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Fergus & Geronimo – Funky Was the State of Affairs album review

The word “interesting,” ironically, may be the least interesting adjective in the English language. It pretends to make an opinion without really saying anything about the subject. To say something is interesting is to say that it captured your attention and held it for a certain period of time, long enough for you to think with at least a sliver of consideration and, hopefully, to form an opinion, but apparently not a very strong one. Interesting is lukewarm and does not communicate anything terribly precise. In some cases, however, it…

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The Decemberists – iTunes Sessions review

The latest EP from indie folk rock band The Decemberists, is pure roadtripping music. The Ep opens  fast and upbeat with “Calamity Song”, that makes you want to jump in your ride and head to the lake. “Calamity Song” was reworked from the band’s most recent album, “The King is dead” and comes along with two other tracks from that album, “June Hymn” and “This is why we fight”. I loved the pace of “Calamity Song” but absolutely adored the harmonies of the latter two songs, as lead singer Colin…

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THE DECEMBERISTS SET TO RELEASE EXCLUSIVE iTUNES SESSION ON AUGUST 2; PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE TODAY ON THE iTUNES STORE

THE DECEMBERISTS SET TO RELEASE EXCLUSIVE iTUNES SESSION ON AUGUST 2; PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE TODAY ON THE iTUNES STORE 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…

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THE DECEMBERISTS TO HEADLINE 2011 NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL; JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! OUTDOOR STAGE PERFORMANCE TO AIR APRIL 5; BAND SCORES CAREER FIRST #1 AAA RADIO HIT WITH “DOWN BY THE WATER”

THE DECEMBERISTS TO HEADLINE 2011 NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL; JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! OUTDOOR STAGE PERFORMANCE TO AIR APRIL 5; BAND SCORES CAREER FIRST #1 AAA RADIO HIT WITH “DOWN BY THE WATER” The Newport Folk Festival has announced that The Decemberists will headline the first night of their 2011 festival on Saturday, July 30. General public tickets will go on-sale March 31 at 10:00am ET. The band’s outdoor stage performance on ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live! will air on April 5. They have also added an August 12 date at the Greek…

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THE DECEMBERISTS ANNOUNCE JUNE TOUR DATES INCLUDING MAJOR U.S. SUMMER FESTIVALS BAND TO RELEASE “LIVE AT BULL MOOSE” LIMITED EDITION EP

THE DECEMBERISTS ANNOUNCE JUNE TOUR DATES INCLUDING MAJOR U.S. SUMMER FESTIVALS BAND TO RELEASE “LIVE AT BULL MOOSE” LIMITED EDITION EP FOR RECORD STORE DAY ON APRIL 16; CREATE-YOUR-OWN POLAROID SLIDESHOW WITH AUTUMN DE WILDE’S PHOTOS AT DECEMBERISTS.COM Following their entirely sold-out first leg of tour dates behind their #1 album The King Is Dead on Capitol Records, The Decemberists have announced a short run of U.S. dates for June including performances at several major summer festivals. After an appearance at the Sasquatch! Music Festival in Quincy, Washington (May 30),…

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THE DECEMBERISTS EARN THEIR FIRST-EVER #1 ALBUM WITH THE KING IS DEAD

THE DECEMBERISTS EARN THEIR FIRST-EVER #1 ALBUM WITH THE KING IS DEAD The Decemberists have earned the first-ever #1 chart position of their career with the impressive first-week showing of their widely acclaimed new album The King Is Dead, which was released by EMI’s Capitol Records on January 18. The album scanned 93,567 units in the U.S. in its debut week, landing it at the top of the Billboard Top 200 chart, and has also given the band their highest career chart position in territories all over the world. The…

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THE DECEMBERISTS EARN RAVE REVIEWS FOR THE KING IS DEAD; ANNOUNCE NBC “TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO” PERFORMANCE, NPR MUSIC “EXCLUSIVE FIRST LISTEN”, SIRIUS TAKEOVER

THE DECEMBERISTS EARN RAVE REVIEWS FOR THE KING IS DEAD; ANNOUNCE NBC “TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO” PERFORMANCE, NPR MUSIC “EXCLUSIVE FIRST LISTEN”, SIRIUS TAKEOVER The raves have begun pouring in for The Decemberists’ new album The King Is Dead, with 4-star reviews appearing on both sides of the pond in Rolling Stone, MOJO, and UNCUT. The King Is Dead will be released January 18 on EMI’s Capitol Records in the U.S., and January 17 on Rough Trade Records in the UK and Europe. NPR Music’s Exclusive First Listen full-album…

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THE DECEMBERISTS TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION 7” SINGLE OF “JANUARY HYMN” ON DECEMBER 14 3rd BEACON THEATER SHOW FOR JANUARY 24 ON SALE NOW

THE DECEMBERISTS TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION 7” SINGLE OF “JANUARY HYMN” ON DECEMBER 14 3rd BEACON THEATER SHOW FOR JANUARY 24 ON SALE NOW The Decemberists have announced the December 14 release of an exclusive limited edition 7” vinyl single in conjunction with Record Store Day organizers. The 7” will feature the track “January Hymn” from their forthcoming album The King Is Dead, with a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Row Jimmy” on the b-side. For a list of participating stores where the single will be available please visit www.recordstoreday.com/Venues….

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THE DECEMBERISTS PARTNER WITH THE IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT & PHOTOGRAPHER AUTUMN DE WILDE FOR LIMITED DELUXE BOX EDITION OF THE KING IS DEAD

THE DECEMBERISTS PARTNER WITH THE IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT & PHOTOGRAPHER AUTUMN DE WILDE FOR LIMITED DELUXE BOX EDITION OF THE KING IS DEAD The Decemberists have partnered with The Impossible Project and photographer Autumn de Wilde to create a DELUXE BOX EDITION of The King Is Dead, their forthcoming Capitol Records album which will be released on January 18, 2011. Rough Trade Records will be releasing The King Is Dead in the UK and Europe on January 17. The preorder of the set has launched today exclusively at Decemberists.com. Each of…

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