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The Decemberists perform live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.
January 30, 2015 The folk-rock band, newly returned from a hiatus, performs "Make You Better" live in the studio.
The Decemberists' latest album is What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World.
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January 19, 2015 Singer Colin Meloy remembers when literally no one was listening to his music. Once his band cracked the mainstream, he found himself missing the artistic freedom that comes with anonymity.
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The Decemberists' members perform songs from The King Is Dead on World Cafe.
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January 6, 2014 For this installment of our Vintage Cafe series, we revisit a chat with the Portland, Ore., quintet that took place upon the release of The King Is Dead in 2011.
Siblings Colin Meloy, frontman of The Decemberists, and Maile Meloy, novelist.
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June 13, 2012 Two creative siblings — Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy and writer Maile Meloy — recall a family road trip made memorable by the handful of cassettes in the car.
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The storefront of Music Millennium, Portland's premier independent record store.
March 14, 2012 Hear Terry Currier, owner of Music Millennium, Portland's premier record store, discuss the area's recent music history and play songs from local artists.
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Colin Meloy and David Dye in Portland.
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March 13, 2012 World Cafe host David Dye speaks with the Decemberists front man Colin Meloy and other local musicians, business owners and residents about Portland's thriving music scene.
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Sufjan Stevens performing at the bandshell at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park on August 3, 2011.
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December 27, 2011 Bob Boilen salutes his 15 favorite live concerts. What were your most memorable shows this year?
December 20, 2011 Fresh Air's critic looks back on a fruitful year and lists his favorite music releases of 2011.
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The Head and the Heart.
December 16, 2011 The Head and the Heart is one of many new folk groups that bend tradition while keeping it alive.
The Songs That Scare
October 28, 2011 Forget "Monster Mash" — this Halloween, All Songs Considered puts aside kitschy tales of ghosts and goblins to focus on music that is truly, deeply terrifying.
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