We’ve been hard at work over here at EarlyGroove HQ & music helps us through many a long day. When we’re in the mood for some modern indie folk music with a literary twist, our go-to band is The Decemberists. Hailing from Portland, Oregon this band has been creating beautiful music, including their seventh studio album pictured above, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, since 2000.
The gorgeous album cover is designed by artist and illustrator, Carson Ellis, wife of the band’s lead singer and principal songwriter, Colin Meloy. Carson and Colin also collaborated on The Wildwood Chronicles, a children’s fantasy series that she illustrated and he wrote. What a beautiful thing to co-create with the one you love!
You are a breath of life
And a light upon the water
–Colin Meloy, The Decemberists, “12/17/12”