The Decemberists is one of my top twenty bands of all time – I could leave their discography on repeat all week and never tire of them. That said, I mostly discovered the Decemberists in the era of digital: CDs, downloads, and streaming – I’ve had very little on vinyl.

So I was excited to find this copy of their 2018 I’ll Be Your Girl at Waterloo Records in Austin TX.

This was their eighth full-length and their fifth on Capitol. It was produced by John Congleton and has some great synth-heavy stuff (“Severed”) that wouldn’t be out of place on a New Order or Depeche Mode record.