The Decemberists

The Decemberists
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
Colin Meloy
Chris Funk
Jenny Conlee
Nate Query
John Moen
Past members
Jesse Emerson
Ezra Holbrook
Rachel Blumberg
David Langenes
Petra Haden
Template:Wikidata imageThe 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]


  1. Brian Wise (2007-06-24). "Segue From 'Gigi' to Geek-Chic Rock". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-03.
  2. "decemberist « Deaf Indie Elephants". Retrieved April 11, 2010.
  3. "thedecemberists". Retrieved April 11, 2010.
  4. "Pitchfork: Interviews: The Decemberists". Retrieved April 11, 2010.

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