Clockwise from top: The Beatles, James Blake, Colin Meloy, Marisa Anderson Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Colin Meloy performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival. Meaganc Beauchemin for NPR hide caption

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Colin Meloy and David Dye in Portland. Bob Giardini/Courtesy of Bob G Media hide caption

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The Decemberists' Colin Meloy recently stopped by the WFUV studio in New York City to play songs from the band's new album, The King Is Dead. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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