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The Decemberists: The Crane Wife

Dan Gennoe, dotmusic.co.uk, 29 January 2007

THE DECEMBERISTS are the brainchild of Portland-based songwriter Colin Meloy. Meloy's interests include eighth century poetry, singing in a North American-oldie-worldie-British-accent and prog rock. If the first two didn't send most people running to the hills screaming 'Please, God, No', then surely the thought of prog rock in the hands of someone with an affinity for eighth century poetry must have. No? Then what about the news that when performing, The Decemberists like to dress-up in civil war costumes as they sing songs of soldiers dying on battle fields to Irish jigs and acoustic folk, albeit with a prog rock bias?

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