Colin Meloy (The Decemberists) - Colin Meloy Sings Live! (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 435 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Label: Kill Rock Stars | # KRS468 | Time: 01:14:02
Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Indie Folk, Folk-Rock
A seventeen-song set documenting The Decemberists' lead singer/songwriter's 2006 solo tour. Meloy was heralded by Rolling Stone as "a master of improbable juxtaposition: arcane, detailed fictions of star-crossed passion and avenging bloodshed dressed up in indie rock jangle, la-de-da choruses, and vintage prog-rock bombast" in a review of The Decemberists' show in NY's Central Park last spring. By contrast, the live solo album presents him in a stripped down, acoustic setting. Of the thirteen Meloy originals, two are previously unreleased compositions, "Dracula's Daughter" and "Wonder". Along the way, he employs snippets of songs from The Smiths, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, and REM. The collection also captures ample between-song banter.