I never gave Mr. Meloy enough respect... I'll be honest. More and more I am realizing how important a vocal melody is to music. In that aspect, NO ONE is better than the Decemberists. There is a lot to be excited for on their new record. If you were one of the many who downloaded the leak of The Crane Wife, you're going to have to keep a lookout because as a result of the leak, the band has gone back to the studio to remaster the whole album.
In the meantime, here is one of my favorites from the upcoming The Crane Wife.
MP3: The Decemberists - "O Valencia!"
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Bonus!MP3: The Decemberists - "Summersong"