The Decemberists @ First Ave 11/12/2006
With eyes set on their brilliant new album The Crane Wife(released on capitol records) this show had very high expectations... They exceeded all but one of my expectations, that being more female vocals from the lovely Lisa. She has an unbelievable voice that blends well with the lead vocalist.. They do a few duet type melodies on the album but only really played one.. I really felt the Nordic Roots atmosphere for a while with comparisons to Triakel and Hurdy Gurdy... They had all the instruments, bass cello, accordion, banjo, you name it they had it. The lead singer was a little sick, meaning the set may have been a little longer and a little more up tempo. But none the less it was great, they played their rich ballads and bounced around with high and low songs.. 3 bands that come to mind Harvey Danger, Cloud Cult, and Death Cab. But definitely different and more of an old fashion look on stage, as you can tell from the pictures.. Thanks to Mr. James Scott(Mr. EMI) I managed to see this brilliant show.. You'll never guess where I'll be tomorrow night............Alice and Chains..will see??? Buy the Decemberists new album!!!!!!!!!!!
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