The Decemberists

Her Majesty The Decemberists - KRS30 PINK EDITION!

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• THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE KRS30 PINK SERIES OF SPECIAL PRESSINGS TO HELP CELEBRATE KILL ROCK STARS 30TH ANNIVERSARY
• HAND NUMBERED WITH A STICKER OF AUTHENTICITY

• LIMITED TO 91 COPIES

** ONE COPY PER PERSON PLEASE **

For all intents and purposes, "Her Majesty. . ." could best be described as the charming older brother to the band's previous outing. And, while being recognizably related to its sibling predecessor, it is an altogether different beast. Present and accounted for are the Victorian literary tropes, the rakish mariners, and the Dickensian downtrodden that slouched their way across the laser imprinted surface of "Castaways and Cutouts"; in "Her Majesty the Decemberists," a new cast of characters is introduced as well, giving further depth to the richly bizarre song-craft of the band's bespectacled leading player, Colin Meloy: an aristocratic Jewess, slumming it blindfolded among the exotic avenues of a Chinese bazaar, the coifed and coked-up bon vivants of greater Los Angeles, the writer Myla Goldberg, and a pair of affectionate soldiers, celebrating their camaraderie among the mortar blasts and trench mud of World War I Belgium. Musically, the band travels over new territory as well, mining deeper into their Beatle-pop influences to create a record that is as lush as it is intricate.

1. Shanty For The Arethusa
2. Billy Liar
3. Los Angeles, I'm Yours
4. The Gymnast High Above The Ground
5. The Bachelor And The Bride

6. Song For Myla Goldberg
7. The Soldiering Life
8. Red Right Ankle
9. The Chimbley Sweep
10. I Was Meant For The Stage
11. As I Rise

Cat. No. KRS375
Release date: September 9th, 2003