Decemberists to switch it up at Hill Auditorium

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For some, the precociousness of baroque-pop outfit the Decemberists might be hard to swallow. Frontman Colin Maloy’s heavy-handed vocabulary — paired with obscure folklore and the warbling vocals — has solidified the Decemberists as indie’s favorite nerds.

The five-piece will be on the road in support of their eighth studio record I’ll Be Your Girl, which finds our wayfaring eccentric pioneers wielding synth sounds and a simplified lyrical toolbox. Maloy says the band’s recent effort is an accumulation of post-election anxiety, despair, and absurdity which, for the Decemberists, follows suit with what they do best — captivating audiences with their whimsy. 

The Decemberists will perform on Friday, May 25 at the Hill Auditorium; Doors open at 7 p.m.; 825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-764-8350; events.umich.edu; Tickets start at $35.


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