1. With three members of The Decemberists, Black Prairie lends a snappy, lilting quality to songs of alienation. Watch the band perform richly layered versions of songs from last year’s A Tear in the Eye Is a Wound in the Heart.
Photo: Ryan Smith/NPR

    With three members of The Decemberists, Black Prairie lends a snappy, lilting quality to songs of alienation. Watch the band perform richly layered versions of songs from last year’s A Tear in the Eye Is a Wound in the Heart.

    Photo: Ryan Smith/NPR