04-14-2009, 05:54 AM
It's common knowledge that the Decemberists' arch-nemesis, a certain Stephen Colbert, robbed guitarist Chris Funk of his rightful mantle of "Shreddiest in the West" during the much-touted Guitarmageddon of 2006. On April 27th, The Decemberists will be returning to Mr. Colbert's cable television program to redeem themselves. Or at least to have a pleasant interview with the host and play a song from their new LP, The Hazards of Love. It remains to be said whether or not Colin Meloy will command his legion twitter followers (125,000 and growing) against Mr Colbert's relatively weaker armada (a mere 75K or so) in a earth-scorching battle-to-end-all-battles. Pick your side and enlist by following either twitter.com/colinmeloy or twitter.com/stephenathome.