Performing Arts - Music | July 27 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
The Decemberists have released Once In My Life, the second single from their inspired new album Ill Be Your Girl, which will be released March 16 on Capitol Records. By embracing different influences (Roxy Music, New Order) and working with a new producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Lana del Rey), the acclaimed Portland, Oregon-based band broadened their sonic range and explored new approaches to making music. The Decemberists will premiere several new songs with a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Lives outdoor stage on March 20. The albums lead single Severed continues its impressive ascent at Triple A radio where it is currently #2 on the charts.
When youve been a band for 17 years, inevitably there are habits you fall into, says the bands lead singer and songwriter Colin Meloy. So our ambition this time was really just to get out of our comfort zone. Thats what prompted working with a different producer and using a different studio. We wanted to free ourselves from old patterns and give ourselves permission to try something different.