Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Decemberists: Always The Bridesmaid - A Singles Series

The Decemberists
Always The Bridesmaid: A Singles Series
Y.A.B.B./Capitol Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
Always The Bridesmaid: A Singles Series is a new collection of seven spectacular tracks from The Decmberists. The series is broke into three volumes released on high-grade 12" vinyl and digital formats in the US and 7" vinyl and digital in the UK releasing over the current three months (Oct 14, Nov 4, and Dec 2). The tracks are upbeat and warm while encapsulating all of the bands solid qualities, which makes it an absolute for fans!

Key Track: "Valerie Plame"

Band With Similar Fire: Bright Eyes

Colin Meloy: Colin Meloy Sings Live! [Fire Note Review 5/19/08]
The Decemberists: The Crane Wife [Fire Note Review 10/2/06]

Official Decemberists Website
The Decemberists MySpace

-Reviewed by Sam DaMatta