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The Decemberists
Decemberists at Merriweather.jpg
The Decemberists perform at Merriweather Post Pavillion in June 2011
Background information
OriginPortland, Oregon, United States
GenresIndie rock, folk rock, art rock, baroque pop,[1] progressive rock, alt-country
Years active2000–present
LabelsKill Rock Stars, Capitol, Hush Records
MembersColin Meloy
Chris Funk
Jenny Conlee
Nate Query
John Moen
Past membersJesse Emerson
Ezra Holbrook
Rachel Blumberg
David Langenes
Petra Haden
The Decemberists are a rock band from Portland, Oregon. The band has folk rock influences.[2] The band is named after the Decembrist Revolt that happened in Russia in the 19th century.[3] The band likes to tell stories in their songs. Lead singer Colin Meloy has stated that he has an interest in literature, especially from the Victorian era.[4]


  • Castaways and Cutouts (2002)
  • Her Majesty the Decemberists (2003)
  • Picaresque (2005)
  • The Crane Wife (2006)
  • The Hazards of Love (2009)
  • The King Is Dead (2011)
  • What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (2015)
  • The Queen of Hearts (with Olivia Chaney as Offa Rex, 2017)
  • I'll Be Your Girl (2018)


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