2nd Studio Album On Vinyl LP!
Available On Vinyl With The Original Cover Art For The First Time Ever!
Includes Fold-Out Poster Of Full Cover Painting!
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 lazer 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 songcraft 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 comradery among the mortar blasts and trench mud of World War I Belgium.
On Her Majesty, the Decemberists' follow-up to their excellent debut, Castaways and Cutouts, the group cements its reputation as a seafaring Belle & Sebastian or a more grounded Neutral Milk Hotel... a consistently charming album that finds the band coming into its own.
- Vinyl LP
- On vinyl with the original cover art for the first time ever
- 10" x 56" fold-out poster of the full cover painting by Carson Ellis
- Limited time digital download
- Shanty For The Arethusa
- Billy Liar
- Los Angeles, I'm Yours
- The Gymnast, High Above The Ground
- The Bachelor And The Bride
- Song For Myla Goldberg
- The Soldiering Life
- Red Right Ankle
- I Was Meant For The Stage
- As I Rise