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The Decemberists  The Decemberists and Olivia Chaney are Offa Rex. The Queen of Hearts is available now on Nonesuch Records

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 #OffaRex #TheQueenofHearts

@TravelersRestFest is officially sold out, thanks everyone! Here’s the full line-up, including the newly added Ponderosa Stage artists. Look forward to seeing you all in Missoula next month! #TravelersRestFest

You can now listen to The Queen of Hearts in its entirety via @NPRMusic's #FirstListen ahead of its release next Friday [link in bio]. #OffaRex

We're just a few weeks out from the release of The Queen of Hearts and @Stereogum has the premiere of the latest #OffaRex track, "Sheepcrook and Black Dog.” [link in bio] If you haven't already, you can pre-order the album now and receive an instant download of the four tracks we've previewed so far. Visit for more details.

We're pleased to share another song from the upcoming #OffaRex album, The Queen of Hearts. Listen to "The Old Churchyard” and read an interview with @OliviaChaneyMusic via @LennyLetter at the link in our bio.

We’re excited to share “Blackleg Miner,” the latest track from #OffaRex, our collaboration with @OliviaChaneyMusic. Visit the link in our bio to watch the full video and read Colin’s conversation with @Billboard about the album.

The Shuffling Off to Ragnarök Summer Tour has expanded to include a stop in Edmonton on August 10 for @EdmFolkFest. Tickets go on sale this Sunday, June 4. You can find all of our upcoming dates at

Tickets and The Whole Shebang Super Concert Action Packages are available now for The Shuffling Off to Ragnarök Summer Tour with @OliviaChaneyMusic, including our recently added date in Davis, CA.

If you’ve already purchased a ticket for one of the shows but would like to get in on the pre-show performance/Q&A, signed tour poster, and more, TWSSCAP Upgrades are now available as well. Visit for details.

Tickets for our Offa Rex shows with @OliviaChaneyMusic in Portland and NYC go on sale tomorrow:
July 23 - Portland, OR - @AladdinTheater
July 26 - New York, NY - @TownHallNYC

Photo by @ShervinFoto


Join us with @deathcabforcutie and @seracahoone in Seattle on June 9 at the Paramount Theatre for Cascadia Resists: An Acoustic Evening in Support of The @aclu_nationwide and @plannedparenthood. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, May 12 at 10am PT at #CascadiaResists

Here’s a preview of “The Queen of Hearts,” the title track from our Offa Rex album with @oliviachaneymusic. You can watch the full video at the link in our bio and visit for more details and pre-order links. #offarex

We Decemberists are very proud to announce the arrival of Offa Rex, our collaboration with @OliviaChaneyMusic. Visit to learn more about the project, pre-order the album, and listen to the title track - “The Queen of Hearts.” #OffaRex

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