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The Decemberists On World Cafe

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The Decemberists' members perform songs from The King Is Dead on World Cafe. Autumn de Wilde hide caption

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The Decemberists' members perform songs from The King Is Dead on World Cafe.

The Decemberists' members perform songs from The King Is Dead on World Cafe.

Autumn de Wilde

Set List

  • "Calamity Song"
  • "Down By The Water"
  • "Rise To Me"
  • "This Is Why We Fight"

The Decemberists have been on hiatus for quite a while — so long that the non-Colin Meloy members of the band have their own group, Black Prairie. We love these musicians together, and that's why we picked their session from 2011's The King Is Dead to feature on Vintage Cafe. At the time of its release, the album was celebrated as a return to straight-ahead folk-rock, and not as thematic a record as The Crane Wife or The Hazards Of Love.

This World Cafe segment originally aired on Jan. 21, 2011.

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