The Infanta (5:07)

Cover of Picaresque

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  • transparentman

    This monstrous song is so ridiculously awesome

    10 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Sharpur

    EatSleepMusic, this makes perfect sense, I agree.

    27 Jun 2013 Reply
  • angesterdam

    "Within sight of the baroness, seething spite for this lithe largesse, by her side sits the baron, her barrenness barbs her" Just epic word-nerdery right there. Well-played, Colin Meloy.

    18 Apr 2013 Reply
  • EatSleepMusic

    Sharpur, it never said that the elephant was carrying the palanquin. It just said she was on an elephant's back. So, obviously, the titular character rides on the back of the elephant, and the elephant is riding on the palanquin, which is carried by humans, and the humans are carried by the earth, which is carried by a giant turtle whose gender is unknown. This is why it's a palanquin and not a howdah. Obviously.

    16 Jan 2013 Reply
  • smashfest

    this song is so huge and epic and majestic

    13 Jul 2012 Reply
  • musicIbreathe

    first few seconds remind me of 'just before dawn' theme. a bit of trauma.

    27 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Nakkinak


    23 May 2012 Reply
  • Grunebar

    I love those girls & boys!

    17 May 2012 Reply
  • schwagcast

    Sounds nothing like Keith Urban

    28 Mar 2012 Reply
  • creepymario

    Thanks Mad Men to introduce me this great song.

    23 Mar 2012 Reply
  • readaryan

    Keith Urban Concert looool, who goes there

    13 Mar 2012 Reply
  • KaylaWithTheSun

    Listened to this while babysitting and the opening made the kids cry....

    17 Feb 2012 Reply
  • richardneal

    Without the vocals, this would be the 2nd coming of the Ventures

    19 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Sharpur

    Of course you don't actually put a palanquin on an elephant, that would be a howdah. I'm willing to overlook the error in context however. ;)

    25 Nov 2011 Reply
  • pasteluniverse1

    wonderful track <3 [2]

    11 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Dassie75

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
  • tomkesslerfmtx

    Saw their recent HOB show in Dallas and they were tremendous -- great musicians.

    9 Jun 2011 Reply
  • greatnecker

    You've listened to The Decemberists, but not The Infanta. Glad we could nip that sad situation in the bud. Great song!

    13 Apr 2011 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Great song!

    1 Mar 2011 Reply
  • jakeishere1209

    gotta love the shofar at the beginning.

    20 Jan 2011 Reply
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