The Decemberists, live at The Showbox, Seattle, 2nd May 2008
Colin Meloy and his band of slightly less than merry men (and women), have been around for many a year now, slowly building up a dedicated fanbase, Picaresque and The Crane Wife having pushed them further towards the upper echelons of the indie darlings charts.
I've got another show from exactly the same venue kicking about somewhere, from 2003 I believe, which is a fantastic show. After years of touring and playing together, admittedly with differing members, they get better and better, as this fine show goes to erm...show.
01. intro 02. My Mother Was a Chinese Trapeze Artist 03. Shiny 04. The Soldiering Life 05. The Perfect Crime #2 06. O Valencia! (false start) 07. O Valencia! 08. Zoot 09. The Island: The Landlord's Daughter 10. Cupid (Sam Cooke) feat. Laura Gibson 11. Shankill Butchers 12. Hazards of Love 13. The Apology Song 14. The Sporting Life 15. A Cautionary Song 16. Bridges and Balloons 17. Blues Run the Game (Jackson C Frank) 18. Oceanside > 19. King of Carrot Flowers, Part 1 (Neutral Milk Hotel) 20. Southern Girls (Cheap Trick)