Good article about Portland's own Decemberists in the Seattle PI yesterday. Here is an excerpt:
Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy would like to write a novel some day.
But for now, Meloy has found fulfillment penning songs that draw on 19th-century literature — musical tales of dastardly deeds, maidens in distress and Civil War-era romance. The Portland indie-rock band even looks the part in vintage costumes fit for a Victorian parlor.
“I've always been fascinated with Victorian, 19th-century, turn-of-the-century, early 20th-century stuff,” Meloy said in a relaxed and reflective interview from his home in Portland…read more