Colin Meloy, singer for The Decemberists, has once again recorded an EP in tribute to one of his strongest musical influences. Released in conjunction with his most recent solo acoustic tour, Colin Meloy Sings trad. arr. Shirley Collins exhibits a more traditional and folky side of Meloy. Shirley Collins was a primary contributor to the folk revival in England during the 1960s. Although she lacks the iconic poularity of Morissey to whom Meloy’s previous EP was dedicated, her influence on the indie rock scene is considerable. From Picaresque, the most recent album from The Decemberists, ‘Eli, the Barrow Boy’ and ‘From My Own True Love (Lost at Sea)’ seem especially made from the Collins mold.
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Colin Meloy – Charlie