Remember how heartbroken we all were when it was announced that Rachel Blumberg was leaving the Decemberists to focus on Norfolk and Western full-time? I think if we had had this song on that day, maybe it wouldn’t have hurt quite so bad.
MP3: Norfolk and Western – A Gilded Age
As their name would imply, “A Gilded Age” has a good bit of folky twang to it. Even so, the steel guitars and banjos are matched by distorted guitars and pounding drums. Norfolk and Western might be the perfect fusion of the message of folk and the innate power of rock.
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Buy the A Gilded Age maxi-EP for $9