The Decemberists to come in July

The Decemberists GigCity EdmontonYou know how some British bands don’t sound British when they’re singing? The Decemberists are the opposite. These Oregonian indie rockers sound British – or imagine if the Byrds were British. REM, too.

In any case, the Decemberists are one of the hottest “indie” folk-rock bands on the planet at the moment, so much that the word “indie” has lost what little meaning it has left, relegated to a genre, a label, a “thing” to possibly be avoided in the future.

Until then, the Decemberists return to Edmonton to play the Winspear Centre on Monday, July 20. Tickets are $45 and go on sale Friday at the Winspear box office.

The band is touring in support of its new album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World.