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The Decemberists

Portland, Oregon’s The Decemberists are one of the best American bands extant.

Our last posting featured their take on a new song from the musical Hamilton.

Now the band has just announced a new album, I’ll be Your Girl, with the song Severed.

(P.S. shades of the band 999, if you get my reference.)



Last year (actually December 2016) Lin-Manuel Miranda released the album The Hamilton Mixtape, the songs from his play Hamilton performed by various artists.

This past December he began a new concept. New content from his musical will be released as one song a month under the moniker Hamildrops.

The first of these is Ben Franklin’s Song performed by The Decemberists.

Ben Franklin’s Song

Hamilton Mixtape

The Hamilton Mixtape records new versions of the songs from the ground-breaking Broadway play “Hamilton”.

Featuring a diverse range of artists from the Roots to Usher, Wiz Khalifa to Chance the Rapper, here Regina Spektor along with Ben Folds sing “Dear Theodosia”, a song that Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton sing to their newborn children, reflecting on fatherhood, their own lives as orphans, (Hamilton an immigrant), and promising to do everything possible to make it a better country for them.

Prescient today…

“Dear Theodosia” Regina Spektor (featuring Ben Folds)


clippling. is an experimental noise/rap trio featuring producers William Huston and Jonathan Snipes and rapper Daveed Diggs.

Diggs just won a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical. This musical is the brilliant Hamilton in which he plays Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson.

His rapid fire delivery is heard here on “Wriggle”, a new song from clipping.


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