Tag: The Decemberists


I’ll Be Your Girl came along without much fanfare in 2018. I didn’t find out about it until several months after it was released. I suppose that means that The Decemberists’ years of being a band that mainstream entertainment media cares about are over. It … Continue reading Starwatcher

Rise to Me

  This Decemberists songs isn’t referencing Greek mythology or English literature or 1970’s folk music. It isn’t referencing any cultural artifacts at all. Its inspiration is much closer to home than all that. Colin Meloy wrote the song for his son Henry, who was about … Continue reading Rise to Me