Northern Star

Fantasy novel provides escape

Sarah Contreras

October 3, 2012

Feeling world-weary? All you need is a break from reality and a heavy dose of whimsy. Thankfully, Under Wildwood, the sophomore children’s novel from Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy, is in stores and ready to transport you away from your worries. Gorgeously illustrated by Meloy’s wife and long-ti...

Long live hyper-literate folk rock

Sarah Contreras

November 1, 2011

Hyper-literate folk darlings The Decemberists are closing out a banner year with a new EP, Long Live The King. The past eleven months have seen The Decemberists run a gamut of musical and personal triumph. Together, they released a Billboard Top 200 and iTunes chart-topping album (The King Is Dead) and ...