The Decemberists: 'The King Is Dead,' Live From Portland

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The Decemberists' members had a treat for their hometown of Portland on Jan. 19. One day before setting out on a nationwide tour, Colin Meloy and his band performed their new album, The King Is Dead, in front of a live studio audience at Oregon Public Broadcasting — the first time the entire band had played these 10 new songs in a live setting.

Better yet, what happened in Portland won't stay in Portland: You can watch the concert in the video above.

The show, hosted by OPB Music's Jeremy Petersen, features an interview session in which the band took questions from the studio audience.

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