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Siblings Colin Meloy, frontman of The Decemberists, and Maile Meloy, novelist.

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June 13, 2012 – Siblings Colin and Maile Meloy discuss a family trip made memorable by the music played in the car.

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The storefront of Music Millennium, Portland's premier independent record store.

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March 14, 2012 – Hear Terry Currier discuss Portland's recent music history and play songs from local artists. WXPN

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Colin Meloy and David Dye in Portland.

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

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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?

Middle Brother.

Read Ken Tucker's Top 10: The Year In Music

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.

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December 16, 2011 – The Head and the Heart is one of many new folk groups that bend tradition while keeping it alive. FolkAlley

The Songs That Scare

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October 28, 2011 – Forget "Monster Mash" — this Halloween, All Songs looks at music that is truly, deeply terrifying.

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

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

Colin Meloy of The Decemberists performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.

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July 30, 2011 – Hear The Decemberists' members reach back into their rich catalog live at Newport.

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The Wildwood Chronicles

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

The Decemberists perform a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

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June 20, 2011 – With Chris Funk and Sara Watkins, Colin Meloy plays three sparkling songs from The King Is Dead.

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Colin Meloy of The Decemberists performs at Sasquatch Music Festival 2011.

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May 31, 2011 – The band mixed old favorites with tunes from this year's The King Is Dead on Memorial Day 2011.

DJ Miguel Emmanuelli scratches a record at CD Connection in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., in 2008.

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April 15, 2011 – Saturday brings the fourth iteration of Record Store Day, which celebrates mom-and-pop record shops.

The Decemberists kick off their nation-wide tour with a show in their hometown of Portland, Ore., on Jan. 19.

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January 19, 2011 – Watch Colin Meloy and his band perform their new material in a live setting for the first time. OPB

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The Decemberists warming up at OPB

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January 19, 2011 – Watch The Decemberists perform most of the band's new album, live at Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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