The Kill Rock Stars 30th anniversary covers series continues today with Hadestown creator and Bonny Light Horseman member Anaïs Mitchell covering The Decemberists' "Grace Cathedral Hill" from their classic 2002 debut LP Castaways & Cutouts. It's a gorgeous, faithful cover, and it's great to hear Anaïs sing it. She said:
Slim Moon of KRS put this Decemberists song on a mixtape for me in the early 2000s. I’m still so moved by these words every time I hear them, and tho I can’t know what was running through Colin Meloy’s mind when he wrote them, for me they paint a picture of: “Death is a small price to pay for life.” Viva Kill Rock Stars and all the deep songs and songwriters they’ve made a home for for 30 years!