Monday, January 9, 2012

Monday Morning Music: The Decemberists

Another installment of Monday Morning Music to kick off the week and this time I'd like to introduce The Decemberists, a folk indie rock group from Portland, Oregon.

Now, they've been around for a decade and have quite a following, so they're hardly a new or obscure group. However, they're relatively new to me as my mom gave me their 2011 album, "The King Is Dead," for my birthday over the summer.

I immediately loved the album as the instrumentation in the songs is just lovely with its old-fashioned sound. And lead singer Colin Meloy's voice, with its hints of plaintiveness, is unique, and pairs perfectly with the stories told in The Decemberists's songs.

So, without further ado, here are The Decemberists:

January Hymn

This Is Why We Fight - Live

Don't Carry It All

And this song is just pure sunshine and makes look forward to summer.

June Hymn - Live



  1. Yes!!! I love the Decemberists!!!

    Not sure when I first heard them, but they really struck a cord with me. So pure and easy to listen to. Really love the relaxing and not overpowering.

    Thanks for supplying my morning coffee music ;->

    Janet xox

  2. PS....their music is also going to be on the movie soundtrack of 'The Hunger Games' which will introduce them to a whole new audience. We will most likely be hearing much more from them because of this.
    The Hunger Games is being touted as the big Blockbuster of 2012.

    Janet xox

  3. Hello,

    Love them!! We listen to their album all the time. Hugh music fanatics here. We installed speakers all over the house so we can listen to music all the time. If you like the Decemberists check out Dawes and the Avetts..
    Thank you for sharing.

  4. Hi,
    I am your newest follower. I just linked over to your blog and am really enjoying it. I hope to get some more time this week and go through prior posts to see what I've missed.
    Have a great new year! So happy to meet you!

  5. Thanks for introducing me to the Decemberists! I have never heard them before and really enjoyed listening to their music. I love finding new music and share music on my blog each week too. I look forward to hearing your favourite each week!

    Best wishes,


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