Sophisticated yet folk-tinged indie pop from Portland, with a literary edge provided by vocalist Colin Meloy. A collection of 9 CD, which includes six studio albums by The Decemberists, also 2 EP and one single.
In Search of Blind Joe Death: The Saga of John Fahey is a documentary film about the legendary American guitarist, composer and provocateur John Fahey, 1939-2001. Fahey is often considered the godfather of 'American primitive guitar'. This cinematic exploration features Pete Townshend, Chris Funk of The Decemberists and Joey Burns of Calexico. These stellar musicians, along with Fahey associates and friends such as the famous 'Dr. Demento', radio broadcaster Barry Hansen, explore the legacy of this profoundly influential artist. The film was recorded in the Washington D.C. area where John Fahey was born, along the Mississippi Delta from Memphis to New Orleans, in Los Angeles, Toronto, Austin, New York and in Oregon where Fahey spent his last two decades.
“The Collibro,” the third studio album by Lis Er Stille, is an album that is a living and breathing entity that takes a firm hold of the listener, dragging them on an incredible journey through endless imagination and boundless creativity. A band that takes the finest qualities of artists like The Decemberists, Porcupine Tree, Coldplay, Muse, Queen, Pink Floyd and The Mars Volta, then joins them at the hip; creating a monster of a progressive rock album that is freakishly good.
A seventeen-song set documenting The Decemberists' lead singer/songwriter's 2006 solo tour. Meloy was heralded by Rolling Stone as "a master of improbable juxtaposition: arcane, detailed fictions of star-crossed passion and avenging bloodshed dressed up in indie rock jangle, la-de-da choruses, and vintage prog-rock bombast" in a review of The Decemberists' show in NY's Central Park last spring. By contrast, the live solo album presents him in a stripped down, acoustic setting. Of the thirteen Meloy originals, two are previously unreleased compositions, "Dracula's Daughter" and "Wonder". Along the way, he employs snippets of songs from The Smiths, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, and REM. The collection also captures ample between-song banter.