Tuesdays are for the sheer drop in enthusiasm for the week, after reflecting upon it on monday. It is the kind of day that feels like it needs a touch of melancholy, but one that’s dressed up in a warm hug as well. Oh, hello The Decemberists, I didn’t see you there!

Evidently, every song on their Castaways and Cutouts album is pure gold. Though it stands to reason that some of the tracks are more gold than others. This is certainly an example of that, and it’s the first track off the album to boot! There is something altogether pleasant about the combination of guitar, accordion and Meloy’s voice, particularly when they’re rallying around a tune that is beautifully melancholic. The group has been away for a little while now, but a new album is on the way next year: hurrah!

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