These guys are awesome. The Decemberists have been on such a positive folk-rootsy trajectory since the release of The King is Dead, their killer guest performance on the Chieftains Voice of Ages, and now this side project. And I can personally vouch for the fact that Jenny Conlee is an accordion virtuoso (just how does that instrument work?? It mesmerizes me) due to her surprise peformances onstage with Sara Watkins back in December. Their sound is so fascinating and stark too – a blend of cajun, country, and French riviera. And who doesn’t love a TIny Desk Concert? Hope to see these guys around Portland soon.