Decemberists, The / Long Live The King
Album: Long Live The King   Collection:General
Artist:Decemberists, The   Added:Nov 2011
Label:Capitol Records Inc.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-02-12 Pull Date: 2012-04-15
Week Ending: Apr 15 Apr 8 Apr 1 Mar 25 Mar 4 Feb 26 Feb 19
Airplays: 2 1 1 2 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 16, 2017: National Treasure
Row Jimmy
4. Apr 06, 2012: Time Traveler
E. Watson
2. Apr 12, 2012: The Fall of Math
E. Watson
5. Mar 28, 2012: Modern Donkey - Family Tribute
E. Watson
3. Apr 11, 2012: The Independent Mind
6. Mar 22, 2012: The Songsmith Show

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2012-02-06
The popular folk-rock group, Decemberists, has released an EP of leave-behinds from last year’s full-length, “The King Is Dead.” The performances here are rougher sounding than the polished material of the earlier album, some of which has gained commercial radio airtime, but the work-in-progress feel makes this music interesting and compelling. RIYL Americana-influenced folk-rock/country-rock, such as Ryan Adams, the Band, early REM.

No FCC issues.

1 ** Slow, spare. All acoustic. Classic outlaw ballad, about the 1910 killing of Florida bad guy Edgar Watson (see Wikipedia). The Band could do this song. (3:32)
2 *** Mid-tempo country rock. Good work on electric guitar and pedal steel; nice melody and good singing. (4:07)
3 * Very slow; literally a dirge (burial song). Starts sad, becomes angry. Some fuzzed out electric guitar & spooky electric piano. Middle part has a harsh, metal edge to it. (4:22)
4 ** Up-tempo & upbeat. A love song (sorta). Rough & ready demo tape. Good song, with a definite country-rock feel. Reminded me of something the the Avett Bros might do. (3:38)
5 *** Wonderful treatment of a Grateful Dead favorite. Slow, folk-rock ballad. The singing, guitar picking, tinkling piano, female backing vocal, all reminded me of the Dead. (6:41)
6 Mid-tempo. Setting of a poem by Dante. First half is a folky singer with acoustic guitar; second half is an old-time sounding brass band. A bit goofy. (2:57)

Track Listing
1. E. Watson   4. I4u & U4me (Home Demo)
2. Foregone   5. Row Jimmy
3. Burying Davy   6. Sonnet