I'll Be Your Girl

The Decemberists @ The Anthem - 4/21/2018

The Decemberists @ The Anthem - 4/21/2018

The Decemberists released their eighth album, I’ll Be Your Girl, last month, and it saw the band moving in a notably different direction than their previous releases.  With much more dominant synth parts featured in a number of the songs, it frequently sounds more inspired by New Order than by the prog rock and folk music influences of their earlier work.  Perhaps the change is a direct reaction to coming off of last year’s Offa Rex, a collaboration with Olivia Chaney that saw them delving deep into the English folk rock stylings of bands like Steeleye Span and Fairport Convention.  Regardless of the reasons for the shift in direction, the album has met with generally favorable reviews, and on Saturday night the group brought their tour for it to their Washington, DC fans at The Anthem.