The Decemberists are an indie rock band from Portland, Oregon, whose music focuses on centuries-old incidents and folklore. As a matter of fact, the band’s name refers to the Decemberist revolt in 1825 Russia. As performers they are known for encouraging audience participation and staging reenactments of historical events that date back centuries. They also act out songs with crowd members, guaranteeing an entertaining performance for concertgoers. Their 2011 track “Down by the Water” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Song. In January 2018 the band announced the release of their eighth album, I’ll Be Your Girl, in the spring along with a North American tour.