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The Decemberists: Steeped in History, Fiction

Hear the Band's Full Performance From Washington, D.C.

The Decemberists (left to right): Chris Funk, Nate Query, Jenny Conlee, Colin Meloy, John Moen, Petra Haden hide caption

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The Decemberists' Setlist


The Infanta

The Legionnaire's Lament

Song for Myla Goldberg

We Both Go Down Together

The Bagman's Gambit

The Sporting Life

From My Own True Love (Lost at Sea)

Sixteen Military Wives

Wuthering Heights

The Engine Driver

Los Angeles, I'm Yours

The Chimbley Sweep

California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade



Of Angels and Angles

The Mariner's Revenge Song

This show originally Web cast live on on May 6, 2005. It's the latest in a new series of live concerts from NPR's All Songs Considered and the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Previous live shows are listed at right.

The Decemberists are an indie pop group from Portland, Ore., known for their fun, clever lyrics steeped in world history and modern fiction. The band is currently on tour to promote its latest CD Picaresque.

Rebecca Gates got her start in the Portland rock group The Spinanes in 1991. Gates later relocated to Chicago where she was involved with the city's underground music scene, working with artists like John McEntire of The Sea and Cake, and Brian Deck of Califone. Gates' debut solo release was Ruby Series in 2001. She's currently at work on a new album.