Friday, February 6, 2009

New The Decemberists - 'The Rake's Song'

By far, one of my favorite bands is the The Decemberists. Fronted by Colin Meloy, The Decemberists attack songs from a pure storytelling approach, often calling upon historical events. I first heard Colin Meloy as a member of his first band Tarkio. Tarkio was an Alternative Country band formed while Meloy attended the University of Montana in Missoula. I also had the distinct fortune of seeing Tarkio live at a local bar in Missoula. I remember thinking that this guy was going to go on to even bigger and better things in the music world.

The Decemberists 5th album, The Hazards of Love, will be released on March 24th. Here you can listen to the first single from the album, 'The Rake's Song'.

The Decemberists - The Rake's Song


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