The Decemberists' first performance since 2011 will take place at Boston Calling on May 24 alongside Death Cab For Cutie and more. Check back tomorrow for our interview with festival producer Brian Appel. The band has also announced a pair of benefit shows in Portland, OR at which they'll be performing Castaways and Cutouts in its entirety.
02) The Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won't Wrestle the Thistles Undone)
03) A Bower Scene
04) Won't Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga)
05) The Hazards of Love 2 (Wager All)
06) The Queenís Approach
07) Isn't it a Lovely Night?
08) The Wanting Comes in Waves / Repaid
09) An Interlude
10) The Rake's Song
11) The Abduction of Margaret
12) The Queen's Rebuke / The Crossing
13) Annan Water
14) Margaret in Captivity
15) The Hazards of Love 3 (Revenge!)
16) The Wanting Comes in Waves (Reprise)
17) The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)
In the replies you can find two videos of The Decemberists recording The Crane Wife. And if you head here, you can check out Chris Funk's blog post-Decemberists Vs. Colbert Guitarmageddon, which is quite the read.
Kill Rock Stars will be releasing a Decemberists DVD on March 20th entitled The Decemberists: A Practical Handbook. It will feature a live show as well as a documentary on the band and several of their music videos.
You can read an amazing, in-depth interview with Colin Meloy of The Decemberists at Pitchfork. If you haven't seen this band live, I highly recommend you do seeing as it's one of the best concerts I've ever attended. Also, if you've failed to pick up their latest album, The Crane Wife, please do yourself a favor and get on that.
The Crane Wife, the new album from The Decemberists, hits shelves today! You can expect a review of the record from yours truly very soon. In the meantime, check out the latest press release for the band and the record. Their upcoming tour dates can be found below that.