Colin Meloy of The Decemberists Lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Colin Meloy is part of the indie pop quartet The Decemberists. The group hails from Portland, Ore. Meloy is known for using "10-dollar words" in his songs, and for "creating character studies that wouldn't sound out of place in a Victorian novel."

Colin Meloy of The Decemberists

Colin Meloy of The Decemberists

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Lead singer, songwriter, guitarist Colin Meloy of the indie pop quartet The Decemberists. The group hails from Portland, Oregon. Meloy is known for using "10-dollar words" in his songs, and for "creating character studies that wouldn't sound out of place in a Victorian novel."

The Decemberists recently released their fourth album, The Crane Wife. (Capitol) which is their first on a major label. One reviewer writes "It... rocks harder than anything they've done previously, a watershed moment for a band as much noted for its idiosyncrasies as its songs." In December, the band entered into a tongue-in-cheek feud with Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report that ended in a guitar duel.

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