No longer young bucks American supergroup The Minus 5 release their eighth album of beautiful stories, pretty melodies and career-defining songs.
All aboard the good ship The Decemberists as Colin Meloy steers literate rock through uncharted waters with this 17 part rock opera.
Lit-rock pansies The Decemberists release The Hazards Of Love, their follow-up to 2006's omni-directional The Crane Wife which saw the band reach new heights of smugness, shifting in excess of 300,000 copies in the States alone. With their fifth full-length album due for release in the UK through Rough Trade on March 23rd, the Portland-based quintet of
Rough Trade, 2008 [rating:6/10] Colin Meloy. You either love him or you hate him. At times I've found myself wanting to do both. He's the perennial literate geek come celebrated indie star. He's charming and ruggedly handsome, self-assured and intelligent, with a Morrissey fetish that is second to none. When he speaks in that rich