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The Decemberists On World Cafe

Lead singer/guitarist, Colin Meloy, talks about where the band's new sound came from and surprises you'll hear on the record.
Since the early aughts, The Decemberists have been making a unique blend of lyrically dense indie-folk rock. But on the band's latest record, I'll Be Your Girl, the members deliberately switched up their sound, notably in their word economy and use of keyboards — Depeche Mode keyboards! That has a lot to do with where the band is at, but it also has a lot to do with John Congleton, the producer enlisted by the band and known for his work with St. Vincent, Lana Del Rey and Wye Oak among others.

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