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On January 19, 2018.

On January 19, 2018, “Columbia” label released “Ruins”, the fourth First Aid Kit studio album. It was recorded in 2017, at “Flora Recording & Playback” in Portland, Orgeon, and was produced by Tucker Martine.

Personnel:

  • Johanna Söderberg – vocals, keyboards, autoharp, bass guitar
  • Klara Söderberg – vocals, guitar
  • Eli Moore – choir, dulcimer, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, pump organ
  • Peter Buck – acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin
  • Tucker Martine – choir, drums, percussion, tambourine, noise, engineer
  • Glenn Kotche – drums, percussion
  • Steve Moore – choir, keyboards, marxophone, melodica, organ, piano, synthesizer, trombone
  • Benkt Söderberg – choir, electric guitar
  • McKenzie Smith – choir, drums, percussion
  • Justin Chase – choir, keyboards
  • Melvin Duffy – pedal steel
  • Paul Brainard – trumpet
  • Anna Fritz – cello
  • Eyvind Kang – viola
  • Kyleen King – viola
  • Patti King – violin
  • Isak Söderberg – choir
  • Anna Söderberg – choir
  • Michael Finn – choir
  • Laura Veirs – choir
  • Mikael Tot – choir
  • Eric Boulanger – mastering
  • EE Storey – design, layout
  • Lauren Dukoff – photography
  • Jason Quigley – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Klara Söderberg and Johanna Söderberg.

  1. Rebel Heart
  2. It’s a Shame
  3. Fireworks
  4. Postcard
  5. To Live a Life
  6. My Wild Sweet Love
  7. Distant Star
  8. Ruins
  9. Hem of Her Dress
  10. Nothing Has to Be True

On August 23, 2005.

On August 23, 2005, “Nonesuch” label released “Year of Meteors”, the sixth Laura Veirs album. It was recorded in 2005, in Seattle, Washington, and was produced by Tucker Martine.

Personnel:

  • Laura Veirs – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Steve Moore – piano, organs, keyboards
  • Karl Blau- bass, electric guitar, vocals, keyboards
  • Tucker Martine- drums, beats, percussion
  • Eyvind Kang– viola
  • Keith Lowe- upright bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Veirs.

  1. Fire Snakes
  2. Galaxies
  3. Secret Someones
  4. Magnetized
  5. Parisian Dream
  6. Rialto
  7. Through the Glow
  8. Cool Water
  9. Spelunking
  10. Black Gold Blues
  11. Where Gravity is Dead
  12. Lake Swimming
  13. Magnetized (demo version, hidden track)

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 February 19, 2016.

On February 19, 2016, “Epitaph” label released “Livin’ on a High Note”, the Mavis Staples studio album. It was recorded in August 2015, at “Agoura Borealis” in Agoura Hills, California, “Kingsize” in Los Angeles, and “CRC” in Chicago, and was produced by Matthew Ward.

Personnel:

  • Mavis Staples – vocals
  • Donny Gerrard – vocals
  • Vicki Randle – background vocals
  • Rick Holmstrom – guitar
  • Matthew Ward – background vocals, guitars, organ, synthesizer
  • Jeff Turmes – bass
  • Sean Billings – trumpet
  • Alex Budman – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Humberto Ruiz – trombone
  • Nathaniel Walcott – trumpet, clavinet, horn arrangements
  • Stephen Hodges – drums
  • Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews – trumpet, trombone
  • David Moyer – baritone saxophone
  • Tucker Martine – tambourine, mixing
  • Pierre de Reeder, Josh Kvale, Mat Lejeune – engineer
  • Adam Ayan – mastering
  • Masaki Koike – art direction, design

Track listing:

  1. Take Us Back – Benjamin Booker
  2. Love and Trust – Ben Harper
  3. If It’s a Light – Charity Rose Thielen
  4. Action – Merrill Garbus
  5. High Note – Valerie June
  6. Don’t Cry – Matthew Ward
  7. Tomorrow – Jon Batiste, Aloe Blacc
  8. Dedicated – Justine Vernon, Matthew Ward
  9. History Now – Neko Case, Donny Gerrard, Laura Veirs
  10. One Love – Aaron Livingston
  11. Jesus Lay Down Beside Me – Nick Cave
  12. MLK Song – Martin Luther King Jr., Matthew Ward

On March 31, 2015.

On March 31, 2015, “Asthmatic Kitty” label released “Carrie & Lowell”, the seventh  Sufjan Stevens album. It was recorded in 2014, and was produced by Thomas Bartlett. “Carrie & Lowell” was voted album of the year 2015 by the oldest Netherland music magazine “OOR” and by UK retailer “HMV”.

Personnel:

  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Ben Lester
  • Casey Foubert
  • Laura Veirs
  • Nedelle Torrisi
  • Sean Carey
  • Thomas Bartlett
  • Brian Joseph, Chad Copelin, Jarod Evans, Tucker Martine – engineer
  • Pat Dillett, Sufjan Stevens, Thomas Bartlett – mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Sufjan Stevens.

  1. Death with Dignity
  2. Should Have Known Better
  3. All of Me Wants All of You
  4. Drawn to the Blood
  5. Eugene
  6. Fourth of July
  7. The Only Thing
  8. Carrie & Lowell
  9. John My Beloved
  10. No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross
  11. Blue Bucket of Gold

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