|Photo by Mark N. Kartarik|
Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The title of the latest Decemberists album was inspired by one of American history's darkest tragedies, but the indie-folk heroes kept things light as ever at Northrop Auditorium Tuesday night.
What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, the Portland quintet's seventh album, takes its name from album cut "12/7/12." Frontman Colin Meloy wrote it about the contrast between his happy personal life and the country's sadness over the Sandy Hook shooting. That song, along with most of the new record's 14 cuts, was not aired live by the band in front of a sold-out crowd of 2,700.