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The Decemberists

Question of the Day: Months in Song

by Corny O'Connell

The Decemberists' new album What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World is yours as an extra bonus gift when you support WFUV today. Contribute $100 or more here or call 877-938-8907. In light of this Decemberists offer, let's have your favorite songs that mention any months of the year. Share them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Simon and Garfunkel - "April Come She Will"

Counting Crows - "A Long December"

Colin Meloy - FUV Live - 2014

by Eric Holland

When the new album from The Decemberists, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World comes out in January – it will have been just over four years since their last release so there was a lot to talk about with Colin Meloy.  The singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist has hardly been idle.  He wrote no fewer than three Wildwood fantasy novels that were received with, uh, wild enthusiasm and illustrated by his wife Carson Ellis.  Meloy spoke about how writing the series affected the songs on the record and generously gave context to where The Decemberists are now by commenting on all their releases to date.  Hear Colin play songs from the forthcoming album and enjoy this great opportunity to get to know the man and the band much more intimately.

[recorded: 10/23/14]

The Decemberists - Words and Music - 2006

by Russ Borris
Russ Borris with The Decemberists
Strains of British folk, indie pop, and prog rock all make their way into The Decemberists' sound, and on the band's latest album called 'The Crane Wife,' songwriter Colin Meloy lets a Japanese folk tale lead the way. Tonight, Russ Borris gets a little background on the new songs as The Decemberists perform live in Studio-A.

Colin Meloy - Words and Music - 2010

by Rita Houston
Their last album The Hazards Of Love was a 17-song rock opera, and after that The Decemberists wanted to do something shorter, simpler, and quieter. That album, The King Is Dead, isn't out until January, but we got a sneak preview with The Decemberists' Colin Meloy and Rita Houston in Studio A. [10/22/10]