We’ve loudly proclaimed our love for the latest Decemberists album The King Is Dead, and today we’re bringing the goodness to your record player with a CD/vinyl giveaway.
The Portland band’s critically-acclaimed recent offering is, as frontman Colin Meloy puts it, "an exercise in restraint," abandoning previous English traditions of influence in favor of an influence lineage more in line with Neil Young and The Byrds. The results are a compelling & fascinating departure from 2009’s high-concept masterpiece The Hazards of Love, opting for gentle acoustics and harmonicas over the sprawling, grand ambition of its predecessor.
To win, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and which format you’d prefer (CD or vinyl). We’ll pick a winner next Friday!
Keep up with the Decemberists and dig into their previous work at their official website.