Photo by Ben Kaye
The Decemberists have been on the comeback trail of late with performances at Boston Calling and the Pawnee-Eagleton Unity Concert. Last night, the band took the stage at the Crystal Ballroom in their hometown of Portland and proceeded to perform their 2002 debut, Castaways and Cutouts, in full, as well as a second set of greatest hits and fan favorites.
The performance was part of a benefit concert dubbed V is for Victory”, which raised proceeds for the Victory Academy, a speciality school catered to kids with autism.
Below, check out the full 25-song setlist, plus video of “Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect” and “Odalisque”.
“Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect”:
Set 1: Castaways and Cutouts:
Leslie Anne Levine
Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect
A Cautionary Song
Grace Cathedral Hill
The Legionnaire’s Lament
California One / Youth and Beauty Brigade
The Crane Wife 1 & 2
The Crane Wife 3
Down by the Water
Rise to Me
Rox in the Box
Won’t Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga)
The Rake’s Song
The Engine Driver
Dracula’s Daughter / O Valencia!
16 Military Wives
Your Love (The Outfield cover)
The Chimbley Sweep