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The Decemberists
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United States
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The Decemberists are a folk rock band which formed in 2000 in Portland, Oregon, United States. The band currently consists of Colin Meloy (vocals, guitar), Chris Funk (guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, pedal steel guitar), Jenny Conlee (organ, piano, accordion), Nate Query (electric bass, acoustic bass, cello) and John Moen (drums). Notable former members include Rachel Blumberg (drums, vocals) and Jesse Emerson (bass). In 2017, the band collaborated with British folk artist Olvia Chaney on a project dubbed Offa Rex.
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Offa Rex — The Queen of Hearts Offa Rex — The Queen of Hearts
(Nonesuch 558638-2, 2017, CD)
The Decemberists — What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World The Decemberists — What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World
(Capitol B002212102, 2015, CD)
The Decemberists — The King Is Dead The Decemberists — The King Is Dead
(Capitol 50999 9 47547 2 8, 2011, CD)
The Decemberists — Long Live the King The Decemberists — Long Live the King
(Capitol 509996 79168 2 5, 2011, CD)
The Decemberists — The Hazards of Love The Decemberists — The Hazards of Love
(Capitol 50999 2 14710 2 5, 2009, CD)
The Decemberists — The Crane Wife The Decemberists — The Crane Wife
(Capitol CDP 0946 3 53984 2 7, 2006, CD)
The Decemberists — Picaresque The Decemberists — Picaresque
(Kill Rock Stars KRS 425, 2005, CD)
The Decemberists — The Tain The Decemberists — The Tain
(Kill Rock Stars KRS 372, 2004, CD)
The Decemberists — Her Majesty The Decemberists — Her Majesty
(Kill Rock Stars KRS 375, 2003, CD)
The Decemberists — Castaways and Cutouts The Decemberists — Castaways and Cutouts
(Kill Rock Stars KRS 397, 2002, CD)

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