The city of Portland, Oregon has given the world many fine bands. One of them is The Decemberists who just released their eighth album, I'll Be Your Girl. It is a most triumphant record filled with soaring and anthemic pieces of music ("Once in My Life", "Tripping Along") that one would expect to hear as show closers at giant festival concerts.
But it also has introspective moments like my favorite track, "Cutting Stone."
This is a great record to kick off the Spring. Check it out!