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Hear New Birdsong-Inspired Songs From Elvis Costello, Flaming Lips, Jeff Tweedy, & More On For The Birds Vol. II

1 day ago
Stereogum The second installment of Randall Poster’s five-volume, 242-song, birdsong-inspired compilation For The Birds is upon us. Arriving a month after Vol. 1, which featured such talents as Beach House, Beck, Nick Cave, and Karen O, today’s offering... more info

Olivia Chaney: Shelter review – gleaming vocal treats

1450 days ago
Guardian Music(Nonesuch)Folk artists stepping into singer-songwriter territory are often treated with suspicion, as if their egos must be propelling them beyond the small stories of smaller people. But often, these musicians adore traditional music at the same tim... more info

Recap: Newport Folk Festival – Day 2

1765 days ago
We All Want Someone To Shout For(Wilco) Following a successful first day of Newport Folk Festival we jumped right back to the Fort with a set from the indie super-group Offa Rex, the newly formed project of The Decemberists and English singer Olivia Chaney, who released their debut... more info

Playlist: What's Offa Rex listening to?

1814 days ago
USA Today MusicMembers of indie favorites The Decemberists teamed up with British folk singer Olivia Chaney for the new project.             more info

Stream Offa Rex The Queen Of Hearts

1815 days ago
StereogumThe Decemberists are one of the biggest acts in all of indie rock, but with their latest project, they've transformed themselves into a backing band. The new band Offa Rex includes all the members of the Decemberists, but now they're backing up the E... more info

Offa Rex – “Sheepcrook And Black Dog”

1822 days ago
StereogumThe latest from Offa Rex, Olivia Chaney's collaborative project with the Decemberists, is a hard rock interpretation of the classic folk song "Sheepcrook And Black Dog" in the vein of Black Sabbath. Offa Rex's forthcoming album will feature 11 transf... more info

Offa Rex – “The Old Churchyard”

1832 days ago
StereogumNext month, Offa Rex -- the British folk revival collaboration between the Decemberists and British singer Olivia Chaney -- will release their debut album, The Queen Of Hearts, which features 13 versions of folk songs. We've heard the title track and... more info

Offa Rex – “Blackleg Miner”

1850 days ago
StereogumOffa Rex is a new collaboration between the Decemberists and British singer and musician Olivia Chaney, and it was inspired by Colin Meloy's love of British folk "revival" music. The group is releasing their debut album, The Queen Of Hearts, in the s... more info

Hear “The Queen of Hearts” By Olivia Chaney & The Decemberists’ New Psych-Folk Project Offa Rex

1877 days ago
StereogumEnglish singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Olivia Chaney teamed up with the Decemberists to form a new psych-folk band called Offa Rex. Their debut album, The Queen Of Hearts, was produced and recorded by Tucker Martine and Colin Meloy in Portland... more info

Olivia Chaney: celebrating Henry Purcell, the bawdy baroque populist

2236 days ago
Guardian MusicWhether raunchy or religious, everything Purcell wrote had the same unstuffy grit. Ahead of her show at the London festival of baroque music, the folk star pays tribute to champion of the vernacularWhen I was nine or so, a nymph-like young woman with... more info

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