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The Decemberists

by Loren Radis

Crane Wife 3 04:08


This month's release is a tribute to the Decemberists!

So I discovered the Decemberists at almost exactly the same time I met the woman who'd eventually become my wife. Neither of us remember who introduced who to the band, but we both loved their music, and their album Crane Wife came out right after we started hanging out. We listened to it all the time, even adopting one of the songs as "our song" (Crane Wife Part 1).

The sheer quantity and variety of instruments included in the Decemberist's arrangements blew my mind and their songs are so intricately constructed, a lot like Sufjan Stevens but more rock 'n' roll. Anyway, I don't play 30 instruments, so I had to find a way to make these songs work with just a few guitars and voices, it was a fun challenge but the songs are so solid that they really work well even stripped down.

So I hope you like this month's entry in the "In Honor Of..." Project, I'm halfway to the end now! 6 more months and 6 more artist's to pay tribute to, and it's only going to get better.

Thanks, talk to you soon,



released June 15, 2013

Performed by Loren Radis
Additional Vocals by Ryan Radis
Written by the Decemberists


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Loren Radis San Luis Obispo, California

Loren Radis is 30-ish and married his best friend in 2010. He's thankful to have the opportunity to make music in his spare time. It's something he's always been passionate about and he tries to be as honest as possible in his songwriting. He hopes you hear something you like and thanks you for listening.

"a gifted and engaging songwriter" - Glen Starkey

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