As previously reported, tonight’s episode of “The Simpsons” will feature the Decemberists, who are hired as music teachers at Springfield Elementary. Watch a clip below, in which Colin Meloy asks the children if they want to “learn a song about press gangs and infanticide”.
In the episode, a couple from Portland (Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein) move to Springfield with their pretentious son (Patton Oswalt), so naturally, Homer tries to cultivate a “younger, hipper image.” Not to nitpick, but isn’t “Homer tries to be cool” the same basic premise of the 1996 episode with Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins, and Cypress Hill? Just sayin’.
Catch the episode tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern on FOX.