NPR says it perfectly: “We all know about Trekkies. Or those Star Wars super-fans who go to Comic Con dressed up like Boba Fett. But what about all those Infinite Jest worshipers out there? Who can they turn to for obscure references to David Foster Wallace’s magnum opus? Well, The Decemberists, of course.”
This video for “The Calamity Song” might make hipsters explode. I’ve never read Infinite Jest, but the Michael Schur (co-creator of Parks and Rec, vet of the Office and SNL)-directed piece is still comprehensible to culture-less noobs like me.
The video below, a Bands In Transit live session, might make folk junkies (self included) explode. Alessi’s Ark is gearing up for the September 27th US release of Time Travel, and sat down with Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons to perform the album’s titular track.