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Concerts

Colin Meloy performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

July 30, 2013 Watch members of The Decemberists and Laura Veirs join Meloy on a version of "Yankee Bayonet."

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March 1, 2006 The Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy and singer-songwriter Laura Veirs perform solo acoustic work.

Studio Sessions

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December 14, 2010 The singer-songwriter performs tracks from The Decemberists' upcoming album, The King Is Dead.

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April 18, 2008 Singer Colin Meloy has made an album of stripped-down Decemberists songs and other covers.

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Interviews & Profiles

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January 15, 2009 The Decemberists' frontman says the group's new album is more of a "folk opera" than a "rock opera."

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October 31, 2008 The Decemberists are touring college campuses in anticipation of next week's election.

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Discover Songs

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April 3, 2008 New music from The Raconteurs, Devotchka, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, more.

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January 25, 2006 Rilo Kiley singer Jenny Lewis; Gorgeous odds and ends from Hem; Former Byrds singer Roger McGuin...

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News

Cover for Crane Wife

April 29, 2010 The Decemberists singer will write a series of books he's calling Wildwood..

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October 24, 2013 The singer covers his favorite Kinks songs on an upcoming EP.

Colin Meloy of The Decemberists performs during the fourth and final day of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival June 17, 2007 in Manchester, Tennessee. The four-day festival features a variety of musical acts, arts and comedians.

September 17, 2011 The lead singer and songwriter answers three questions about obscure protests.

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Clockwise from top: The Beatles, James Blake, Colin Meloy, Marisa Anderson

November 5, 2013 More unreleased Beatles recordings are on the way. Hear a rare cut and more on this week's mix.

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Colin Meloy and David Dye in Portland.

March 13, 2012 David Dye speaks with the Decemberists front man Colin Meloy about Portland's thriving music scene.

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A video still for a video for "The Calamity Song" by The Decemberists.

August 22, 2011 Watch The Decemberists new video for "Calamity Song" off The King is Dead.

The Wildwood Chronicles

July 25, 2011 Read Colin an excerpt from Meloy's new children's book, The Wildwood Chronicles.

NPR Artist Directory

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