OFFA REX has arrived!
We Decemberists are thrilled to announce that our side-project with the inimitable @OliviaChaneyMusic in which we play an unsuspecting 60s psych-folk band (with a terrible secret) IS OUT TODAY! It’s called The Queen of Hearts and it’s available anywhere you, adored listener, interface with music-listening apparatus — i.e. iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Blorf, Quad, Jips, or, heaven forfend, YOUR LOCAL BRICK AND MORTAR RECORD SHOP. Git on it! [link in bio]
We’re very proud of it. The record was made in Portland, OR, last year, and was helmed by Tucker Martine & Colin Meloy on production duties. Olivia did the lion’s share of arrangement (with some contributions from Mr. Meloy and Jenny Conlee) on these eleven trad & cover tunes.
Offa Rex is heading out and performing a few live dates in select cities and the band will also make an appearance, mid-set, during Decemberists shows in August — so if you’re coming to any of those, BONUS FOR YOU! You can find all the dates at Decemberists.com/on-tour. #OffaRex #TheQueenofHearts