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    Watch: Offa Rex's Olivia Chaney, Colin Meloy Talk with PBS NewsHour
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    Offa Rex, the new project from English singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney and The Decemberists, was recently featured on PBS NewsHour. Chaney and The Decemberists' Colin Meloy spoke with NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown about the origins of the songs on the group's recently released debut album, The Queen of Hearts, and the different perspectives the artists brought to them. The album draws largely on traditional English-Irish-Scottish repertoire to create a transatlantic musical conversation that flirts with psychedelia and folk rock while maintaining its own inimitable identity.

    "I think that was the beauty of the project," says Chaney; "we came from different cultures and different relationships to the history of the music."

    You can watch the NewsHour interview below, as well as an excerpt from the Offa Rex performance of the album track "The Old Churchyard" at this summer's Newport Folk Festival.

    To pick up a copy of The Queen of Hearts, head to your local music shop, iTunes, Amazon, or the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout, and listen to the album on Apple Music and Spotify. You can also pick up a copy of Olivia Chaney's debut solo album, The Longest River, in the Nonesuch Store.

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Offa Rex (Olivia Chaney and The Decemberists) was featured on PBS NewsHour. Chaney and The Decemberists' Colin Meloy discuss the origins of the songs on the group's debut album, The Queen of Hearts, and the different perspectives the artists brought to them. "I think that was the beauty of the project," says Chaney; "we came from different cultures and different relationships to the history of the music." You can watch the interview and an excerpt from Offa Rex's performance of "The Old Churchyard" at the Newport Folk Festival here.

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Offa Rex, the new project from English singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney and The Decemberists, was recently featured on PBS NewsHour. Chaney and The Decemberists' Colin Meloy spoke with NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown about the origins of the songs on the group's recently released debut album, The Queen of Hearts, and the different perspectives the artists brought to them. The album draws largely on traditional English-Irish-Scottish repertoire to create a transatlantic musical conversation that flirts with psychedelia and folk rock while maintaining its own inimitable identity.

"I think that was the beauty of the project," says Chaney; "we came from different cultures and different relationships to the history of the music."

You can watch the NewsHour interview below, as well as an excerpt from the Offa Rex performance of the album track "The Old Churchyard" at this summer's Newport Folk Festival.

To pick up a copy of The Queen of Hearts, head to your local music shop, iTunes, Amazon, or the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout, and listen to the album on Apple Music and Spotify. You can also pick up a copy of Olivia Chaney's debut solo album, The Longest River, in the Nonesuch Store.

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