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So the Mavs are in Portland to play the Trail Blazers tonight in game 3 of their playoff series.  And since the Mavs are up 2-0, I wanted to show that not everything from Portland sucks.

Portland native band [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Decemberists[/lastfm] are pretty good and so is their single, ‘Down by the Water.’

The Decemberists are a five-piece indie/folk rock band that formed in 2000.  The band currently consists of Colin Meloy (vocals, guitar), Chris Funk (guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, pedal steel), Jenny Conlee (organ, piano, accordion), Nate Query (electric/acoustic bass, cello) and John Moen (drums).

They released ‘The King Is Dead’, which is their sixth studio album this past January.  The album reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart for the week ending February 5, 2011.

Today’s tune, ‘Down By the Water,’ includes [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]REM[/lastfm]’s [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Peter Buck[/lastfm] and singer-songwriter [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Gillian Welch[/lastfm], who contribute 12-string guitar and vocal harmonies.  It has been compared to the music of The Boss, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bruce Springsteen[/lastfm]!

Check ’em out on Letterman!

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