Friday, March 28, 2008

MUSIC: Colin Meloy

Every once in a while I like to go to a concert where I sit down, relax, and get a chance to soak in the artist's talent. One such concert occurred in 2006 at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco; the solo tour of Colin Meloy (frontman of The Decemberists) eventually spawned the soon-to-be released live album (out on Kill Rock Stars). I also picked up a copy of the EP which Colin plays Shirley Collins songs which included the "Barbara Allen" track below (and a live version is on the new release). A previous solo tour included a Morrisey-themed EP and word on the street says that the new tour will offer up a Sam Cooke EP. Sweet. Anyhow, here's some solo Colin Meloy for your enjoyment.

::: Colin Meloy - We Both Go Down Together [from Colin Meloy Sings Live!]
::: Colin Meloy - Barbara Allen [from Colin Meloy sings Shirley Collins]
::: Colin Meloy - Everyday Is Like Sunday (live) [from Yeti 3]

You can also stream "Engine Driver" from the new album over at RCRD LBL. Pre-order the album (out on April 8th) from Insound in either LP or CD format and get two downloadable non-album tracks immediately for free.

Also, here's some tour dates:
4/7 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
4/8 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
4/10 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
4/11 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
4/12 Charlottesville, VA The Satellite Ballroom
4/13 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
4/15 Somerville, MA Somerville Theatre
4/16 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg
4/17 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg
4/21 Chicago, IL Park West
4/22 Milwaukee, WI The Pabst Theater
4/23 Madison, WI Barrymore Theater
4/25 Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall
4/26 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
4/28 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
4/29 Santa Cruz, CA The Rio Theatre
4/30 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
5/2 Seattle, WA Showbox
5/3 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

[Colin Meloy on myspace.]
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[Buy music from Insound.]
[Find/Listen/Download music at The Hype Machine.]
[Photo credit goes to shikihan; pinhole!]

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