Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Broadcast Time: 3:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
The Decemberists are a folk-influenced indie-pop band based around the songwriting of Colin Meloy. Heavily indebted to both Morrissey and Victorian literature, Meloy's songs avoid the usual rock confessionals for bright, theatrical narratives populated with ridiculous caricatures. "As far as the lyrics go, they’re just a channel for my weird fascinations," Meloy has said.