I first became aware of the Decemberists in 2005, when they released the music video for their song “16 Military Wives” on BitTorrent. This is still the software I use to get my music (off of the site isohunt… wink wink).
This is one of the few bands these days who produce their albums as complete, contiguous works of art. In fact, I think 2009’s “The Hazards of Love” is one of the most well executed concept albums I’ve ever heard, being on par with Dark Side of the Moon or David Bowie’s Ziggy years.
And how often do I get to feature a band that utilizes the accordion?