The Decemberists

January 18, 2007

The Decemberists have just announced their US Spring Tour and will be playing at The Pageant on April 14 (a Saturday, no less!) with My Brightest Diamond. I couldn’t be happier; their latest CD, The Crane Wife topped my Best-of-2006 list and many others, as well. I have only seen them live once, at the 2005 Austin City Limits Music Festival, and they were great. This will be a great show (Caveat: which, of course, is not completely set in stone until the venue announces it…)

Here is another “making of” documentary I found on YouTube. Not much to it, but it shows The Decemberists recording The Crane Wife:
Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3 (the photo shoot):

The Decemberists’ video for “16 Military Wives”:

The Decemberists performing “O Valencia” on The Late Show with David Lettermen:

The Decemberists performing “Sons and Daughters” live:

Also, in anticipation for The Shins’ upcoming show at The Pageant on February 11, here’s a good video clip of The Shins performing four songs at (I believe) The Hollywood Bowl:



  1. i know i always say this, but those dates aren’t set in stone until the venue here officially confirms it. publicists often jump the gun before bookers-promoters have all coordinated and signed on the dotted line. (cf. of montreal at mississippi nights!!)
    it’s likely probably happening, tho. i had heard rumors in recent weeks. i’m already planning my pirate chant.

  2. True true…

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