|Weatherbox Live at the Tipsy Teapot in Greenville, NC|
Photo by Terry McElhennon
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
|Long Live The King was released |
Nov 1, 2011 on Capitol Records.
Composed of castaways and cut-outs from "The King is Dead," the EP keeps with the Americana-tinged direction the band found itself heading in. While I will say it was somewhat disheartening at first, to see The Decemberists move from their Victorian dramatics to the traditional American sound of their previous album, I see it now less as a departure and more of an evolution. If they have actually evolved into a more perfect version of themselves, then the six tracks offered on "Long Live the King" are the bones of the ground sloths.