The Decemberists – We All Raise Our Voices To The Air (Live Songs 04.11–08.11)

With The Decemberists having recently announced plans for a prolonged hiatus - to allow more time for literary ventures, musical side-projects, domestic obligations and medicinal recuperation - it’s somewhat inevitable that this new live compendium will be considered as some form of career showcasing milestone. This is no bad thing considering the … [Read more...]

The Decemberists – January Hymn b/w Row Jimmy 7″

Although 2010 was a strong year for music, undoubtedly there were just too many albums released.  So much so that – for this writer at least – the joy of the new often came more in lower doses.  The forever-rejuvenating world of seven-inch singles consequently brought some of the biggest small pleasures to these ears.  Hence the likes of Laura … [Read more...]