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On March 6, 2020.

On March 6, 2020, “Matador” label released “Traditional Techniques”, the second Stephen Malkmus album. It was recorded in 2019, and was produced by Chris Funk.

Personnel:

  • Stephen Malkmus – lead vocals, guitar, bass
  • Chris Funk – autoharp, dobro, Moog synthesizer, pedal steel
  • Blake Mills – guitar
  • Bill Athens – bass
  • Qais Essar – rabab
  • Eric Zang – daf, kaval, udu
  • Matt Sweeney – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Spooner Oldham – Wurlitzer
  • Joy Pearson – vocal
  • Dan Hunt – drums, percussion
  • Adam Lee – mixing
  • Jeff Lipton – mastering
  • Maria Rice – mastering
  • Sharmila Banerjee – illustrations
  • Jan Lankisch – design
  • Jason Quigley – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Stephen Malkmus.

  1. ACC Kirtan
  2. Xian Man
  3. The Greatest Own in Legal History
  4. Cash Up
  5. Shadowbanned
  6. What Kind of Person
  7. Flowin’ Robes
  8. Brainwashed
  9. Signal Westerm
  10. Amberjack

On March 22, 2005.

On March 22, 2005, “Kill Rock Star” label released “Picaresque”, the third Decemberists studio album. It was recorded August – September 2004, at “Prescott Church” in Portland, and was produced by Chris Walla, Colin  Meloy, Chris Funk, Jenny Conlee, Nate Query and John Moen.

Personnel:

  • Colin Meloy- lead vocals, guitar
  • Chris Funk- guitar, multi-instrumentalist
  • Jenny Conlee– voices, accordion, piano, keyboards
  • Nate Query- bass
  • Rachel Blumberg – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Aaron Stewart – tom tom
  • Petra Haden – violin, backing vocals
  • Sean Nelson – vocals, voices
  • Eric Stern – vocals
  • Paul Brainard – trumpet, horn arrangements
  • Joe Cunningham – tenor and baritone saxophone
  • Tom Hill – trombone
  • Jeff London – shofar
  • John Roderick – sound effects
  • Troy Tietjen – mixing
  • Carson Ellis – illustrations, design
  • Alicia J. Rose – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Colin Meloy.

  1. The Infanta
  2. We Both Go Down Together
  3. Eli, the Barrow Boy
  4. The Sporting Life
  5. The Bagman’s Gambit
  6. From My own True Love (Lost at Sea)
  7. Sixteen Military Wives
  8. The Engine Driver
  9. On the Bus Mail
  10. The Mariner’s Revenge Song
  11. Of Angels and Angels

On March 10, 2017.

On March 10, 2017, “Columbia” label released “Heartworms”, the fifth Shins studio album. It was recorded 2014 – 2016, and was produced by James Mercer and Richard Swift.

  1. James Mercer – voices, guitar, bass, chord organ, harmonica, synthesizer, ukulele, percussion
  2. Mark Watrous – guitar, piano, castanets, kalimba, strings, synthesizer bass
  3. Chris Funk – guitar, dulcimer
  4. Yuuki Matthews – bass, synthesizer, drums, percussion, mixing
  5. Richard Swift – drums, percussion, mellotron, synthesizer
  6. Joe Plummer – drums, engineer
  7. Jon Sortland – drums
  8. Brian Lucey – mastering
  9. Steve Drizos – percussion
  10. Jacob Escobedo – artwork, design

Track listing:

All tracks by James Mercer.

  1. Name for You
  2. Painting a Hole
  3. Cherry Hearts
  4. Fantasy Island
  5. Mildenhall
  6. Rubber Ballz
  7. Half a Million
  8. Dead Alive
  9. Heartworms
  10. So Now What
  11. The Fear

On March 16, 2018.

On March 16, 2018, “Capitol” label released “’ll Be Your Girl”, the eighth Decemberists studio album. It was recorded in 2017, and was produced by John Congleton.

Personnel:

  • Colin Meloy – lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Chris Funk – acoustic and electric guitar, synthesizer, banjo, bouzouki, mandolin
  • Nate Query – electric bass, electric upright bass, cello
  • Jenny Conlee – organ, piano, vibraphone, accordion, synthesizer
  • John Moen – drums, percussion
  • Mikaela Davis – harp
  • Gaelynn Lea – violin
  • Joe Cunningham – saxophone
  • Kelly Hogan, Nora O’Connor – backing vocals
  • John Congleton – recording, mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks  by Colin Meloy, except where noted.

  1. Once in My Life – Colin Meloy, Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan
  2. Cutting Stone
  3. Severed
  4. Starwatcher
  5. Tripping Along
  6. Your Ghost
  7. Everything Is Awful
  8. Sucker’s Prayer
  9. We All Die Young
  10. Rusalka, Rusalka / Wild Rushes
  11. I’ll Be Your Girl

On January 14, 2011.

On January 14, 2011, “Capitol” label released “The King Is Dead”, the sixth  Decemberists album. It was recorded in 2010, at “Pendarvis Farm” in Portland, Oregon, and was produced by Tucker Martine.

Personnel:

  • Colin Meloy– vocals, acoustic , 12-string,  baritone and tenor guitar, harmonica, pump organ, percussion
  • Chris Funk– pedal steel, electric guitar,  banjo, bouzouki
  • Jenny Conlee–   piano,  organ,  accordion, Wurlitzer
  • Nate Query– bass guitar, cello
  • John Moen– drums, tambourine, shaker, percussion, backing vocals
  • Peter Buck– mandolin, 12-string electric, electric and baritone guitar
  • David Rawlings– backing vocals
  • Gillian Welch– backing vocals
  • Laura Veirs– backing vocals
  • Annalisa Tornfelt – violin
  • Tucker Martine– tambourine, recording, mixing
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Rich Hipp, Clinton Welander – assistant engineer
  • Jeri Heiden for SMOG Design, Inc. – design
  • Carson Ellis – illustration, lettering
  • Autumn de Wilde – photography

Track listing:

All songs by Colin Meloy.

  1. Don’t Carry it All
  2. Calamity Song
  3. Rise to Me
  4. Rox in the Box
  5. January Hymn
  6. Down by the Water
  7. All Arise!
  8. June Hymn
  9. This is the Way We Fight
  10. Dear Avery

On January 20, 2015.

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On January 20, 2015, “Capitol” label released “What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World”, the seventh Decemberists studio album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by Tucker Martine.

Personnel:

  • Colin Meloy- lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars,  bouzouki,  harmonica, backing vocals
  • Chris Funk- acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, bouzouki, mandolin
  • Jenny Conlee- piano, Hammond organ, vibraphone, accordion, keyboards
  • Nate Query- bass, upright bass
  • John Moen- drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Rachel Flotard – background vocals
  • Kelly Hogan– background vocals
  • Laura Veirs– background vocals
  • Ragen Fykes – background vocals
  • Moorea Masa – background vocals
  • “The Singer Addresses His Audience” Choir: Kyleen King, Laura Veirs, Allison Hall, Bridgit Jacobson,Carson Ellis, Michael Finn, Jeremy Swatzky, Shelley Short, Steven Watkins, Ritchie Young, Moorea Masa
  • The “Anti-Summersong” Narrator Support Gang: Chris Funk, Nate Query, John Moen, Jason Colton,Tucker Martine
  • Rob Moose -violin, fiddle
  • Kyleen King -viola
  • Patti King – violin
  • Anna Fritz -cello
  • Victor Nash -trumpet
  • String arrangementsby Rob Moose
  • Recorded and mixed by Tucker Martine
  • Mastered byStephen Marcussen
  • Assistant engineering by Michael Finn
  • Design by Jeri Heiden and Glen Nakasako for SMOG Design, Inc.
  • Illustrations and lettering byCarson Ellis
  • Photography byAutumn de Wilde

Track listing:

All tracks by Colin Meloy.

  1. The Singer Addresses His Audience
  2. Cavalry Captain
  3. Philomena
  4. Make You Better
  5. Lake Song
  6. Till the Water’s All Long Gone
  7. The Wrong Year
  8. Carolina Low
  9. Better Not Wake the Baby
  10. Anti-Summersong
  11. Easy Come, Easy Go
  12. Mistral
  13. 12/17/12
  14. A Beginning Song

 

On October 3, 2006.

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On October 3, 2006, “Capitol” label released “The Crane Wife” the fourth Decemberists album. It was recorded March – June 2006, and was produced by Tucker Martine, Chris Walla and The Decemberists.The album cover was designed by the Portland artist Carson Ellis, Colin Meloy’s wife.

Personnel:

  • Colin Meloy– vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bouzouki, percussion
  • Chris Funk– guitar, pedal steel, bouzouki, banjo, hammered dulcimer, hurdy-gurdy, percussion, backing vocals
  • Jenny Conlee– piano, Wurlitzer, pump organ, Hammond organ, Moog bass, accordion, glockenspiel, percussion, backing vocals
  • Nate Query– electric bass, upright bass, cello, percussion, backing vocals
  • John Moen– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Laura Veirs- duet vocal
  • Eyvind Kang- viola, violin
  • Ezra Holbrook – backing vocals
  • Christopher Walla- backing vocals, keyboards
  • Steve Drizos -hand drums
  • Mixed by Tucker Martine and Christopher Walla
  • Mastered by Roger Seibel
  • Assistant engineering by Rich Hipp
  • Design by Carson Ellis, Colin Meloy and Mike King
  • Illustrations and lettering by Carson Ellis
  • Layout by Mike King
  • Band portraits drawn from photographs byAutumn de Wilde

Track listing:

All tracks by Colin Meloy.

  1. The Crane Wife 3
  2. The Island: Come and See/The Landlord’s Daughter/You’ll Not Feel the Drowning
  3. Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)
  4. O Valencia!
  5. The Perfect Crime #2
  6. When the War Came
  7. Shankill Butchers
  8. Summersong
  9. The Crane Wife 1 & 2
  10. Sons & Daughters

On September 9, 2003.

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On September 9, 2003, “Kill Rock Star” label released “Her Majesty the Decemberists”, the second The Decemberists album. It was recorded February – March 2003, and was produced by The Decemberists, Adam Selzer and Larry Crane. The album cover was designed by the Portland artist Carson Ellis.

Personnel:

  • Colin Meloy- vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion
  • Chris Funk- electric guitar, Oberheim synthesizer, pedal steel, lap steel, dobro, percussion
  • Jenny Conlee- Hammond organ, piano, Rhodes piano, accordion, Wurlitzer, backing vocals, percussion
  • Jesse Emerson – electric bass, upright bass, percussion
  • Rachel Blumberg- drums, percussion, vibes, glockenspiel, backing vocals, organ solo
  • Cory Gray – trumpet, trombone, hand claps
  • Dave Lipkind – chromatic harmonica
  • Carson Ellis – Blood-curdling scream
  • Kenneth Erlick – Hand claps

Her Majesty’s String Quartet

  • Bridget Callahan – viola
  • Mike Lah – cello
  • Lucia Atkinson – violin
  • Emily Cox – violin
  • Engineered by Larry Crane and Adam Selzer
  • Mastered by John Golden
  • String arrangements by Mike Johnson
  • Illustrations and design by Carson Ellis, assisted by Colin Meloy
  • Layout and production by Brady Clark

Track listing:

All tracks by Colin Meloy.

  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

On March 24, 2009.

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On March 24, 2009, “Capitol” label released “The Hazards of Love”, the fifth Decemberists album. It was produced by Tucker Martine and The Decemberists. “The Hazards of Love” is written and recorded as a rock opera.

Personnel:

  • Colin Meloy- vocals (voice of William, The Rake, First Voice, Second Voice), acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion
  • Chris Funk- electric guitar, tenor guitar, baritone guitar, pedal steel, mandolin, banjo, bouzouki, autoharp, hurdy-gurdy, hammered dulcimer, marxophone, piano, synthesizer, percussion
  • Jenny Conlee- piano, harpsichord, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, synthesizer, accordion, marxophone, drums
  • Nate Query- bass guitar, upright bass, bowed bass, synthesizer
  • John Moen- drums, hand drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Becky Stark- vocals (voice of Margaret), backing vocals
  • Shara Worden- vocals (voice of the Forest Queen), backing vocals
  • Robyn Hitchcock- electric guitar Jim James – backing vocals
  • Rebecca Gates- backing vocals
  • Keiko Araki -violin
  • Greg Ewer – violin
  • Adam Hoornstra -viola
  • Collin Oldham -cello
  • Natalie Briare – vocals (voice of Charlotte)
  • Clara Ell – vocals (voice of Dawn)
  • Joseph Ell – vocals (voice of Isaiah)
  • Mastered by Roger Seibel
  • Jenny Conlee and Nate Query – string arrangements
  • Carson Ellis, Colin Meloy, and Mario Hugo for Hugo & Marie – design
  • Carson Ellis – illustrations
  • Autumn de Wilde – band photo

Track listing:

All tracks by Colin Meloy, except where noted.

  1. Prelude – Jenny Conlee
  2. The Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won’t Wrestle the Thistles Undone)
  3. A Bower Scene
  4. Won’t Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga)
  5. The Hazards of Love 2 (Wager All)
  6. The Queen’s Approach
  7. Isn’t It a Lovely Night?
  8. The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid
  9. An Interlude
  10. The Rake’s Song
  11. The Abduction of Margaret
  12. The Queen’s Rebuke/The Crossing
  13. Annan Water
  14. Margaret in Captivity
  15. The Hazards of Love 3 (Revenge!)
  16. The Wanting Comes in Waves (Reprise)
  17. The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)

 

 

On January 23, 2007.

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On January 23, 2007, “Sub Pop” label released “Wincing the Night Away”, the third The Shins album.  It was recorded in 2005 and 2006, at James Mercer’s basement studio, Phil Ek’s home in Seattle and in Oregon City, and was produced by James Mercer and Joe Chiccarelli.

Personnel:

  • James Mercer– vocals, guitar, bass guitar, synthesizers, ukelele, banjo, cat piano, percussion, beat and MIDI programming
  • Marty Crandall– synthesizers, organ, bass guitar, percussion
  • Dave Hernandez– lead guitar
  • Jesse Sandoval– drums
  • Chris Funk– lap steel guitar , hammered dulcimer, bouzouki
  • Eric D. Johnson– backing vocals, piano
  • Anita Robinson – backing vocals
  • Paloma Griffin – violin
  • Niels Gallaway – French horn
  • Robert Mercer – illustration, design

Track listing:

All tracks by James Mercer.

  1. Sleeping Lessons
  2. Australia
  3. Pam Berry
  4. Phantom Limb
  5. Sea Legs
  6. Red Rabbits
  7. Turn On Me
  8. Black Wave
  9. Split Needles
  10. Girl Sailor
  11. A Comet Appears