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Colin Meloy

Colin Meloy - FUV Live - 2014

by Eric Holland

When the new album from The Decemberists, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World comes out in January – it will have been just over four years since their last release so there was a lot to talk about with Colin Meloy.  The singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist has hardly been idle.  He wrote no fewer than three Wildwood fantasy novels that were received with, uh, wild enthusiasm and illustrated by his wife Carson Ellis.  Meloy spoke about how writing the series affected the songs on the record and generously gave context to where The Decemberists are now by commenting on all their releases to date.  Hear Colin play songs from the forthcoming album and enjoy this great opportunity to get to know the man and the band much more intimately.

[recorded: 10/23/14]

Colin Meloy - Words and Music - 2010

by Rita Houston
Their last album The Hazards Of Love was a 17-song rock opera, and after that The Decemberists wanted to do something shorter, simpler, and quieter. That album, The King Is Dead, isn't out until January, but we got a sneak preview with The Decemberists' Colin Meloy and Rita Houston in Studio A. [10/22/10]