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The Decemberists – "This is Why We Fight" (Video)

The Decemberists’ latest album, The King is Dead, was met with critical acclaim and really got some unfair (in my opinion) reviews.  Anyway, here’s the video for one of the better songs off the record, “This is Why We Fight”.  Enjoy.

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New Orleans Jazzfest 2011 Line-up Released

The brand spankin’ new line-up for this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has now been released and, as expected, it’s a doozy.  The New Orleans Jazzfest juggernaut, known for attracting some of the biggest and best musical talent in the business, has yet again assembled an all-star line-up sure to deliver.  The complete list of acts is here (a few notable acts are below).

Arcade Fire, Wilco, the Strokes, the Decemberists, Lauryn Hill, Lupe Fiasco, John Legend and the Roots, the Avett Brothers, Lucinda Williams, Mystikal, Sonny Rollins, Willie Nelson, Big Freedia and Sissy Nobby, and Jimmy Buffett

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Record Review: the Decemberists – ‘The King is Dead’ (Album)


The coming of the new year brings with it a host of ‘new’ items: new possibilities for the upcoming year, new resolutions to make then break, and apparently, a new album by the Decemberists.

In keeping with the ‘new’ theme, The King is Dead is fairly new unto itself.  The last album from the Decemberists, entitled The Hazards of Love, was rife with story and concept that drove the album from beginning to end.  The King is Dead, on the other hand, concerns itself less with story and concept, and more with simply making good music.  This contrast in musical tendency allows for each song on the The King is Dead to be great even whilst standing alone without a storyline to guide the listener.

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