Music Spotlight: The Decemberists

decemberistsThe Decemberists are one of my all-time favorite bands. I completely fell in love with the masterpiece that was their last LP, 2006’s The Crane Wife, and after releasing a series of EPs at the end of 2008 under the “Always A Bridesmaid” title, The Decemberists are preparing to release the next LP, “The Hazards Of Love,” on March 24, 2009 (Yay!).  In the meantime, the fine Portland-based band is giving away the LP’s first single, “The Rake’s Song.” See below for “The Hazards Of Love” track list, download link for “The Rake’s Song,” and some of my favorite older Decemberists tracks. Enjoy.

1. Prelude
2. The Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won’t Wrestle the Thistles Undone)
3. A Bower Scene
4. Won’t Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga)
5. The Hazards of Love 2 (Wager All)
6. The Queen’s Approach
7. Isn’t it a Lovely Night?
8. The Wanting Comes in Waves / Repaid
9. 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)

The Decemberists – A Record Year For Rainfall (from Always The Bridemaid, Vol. 3)

The Decemberists – Sons & Daughters (from The Crane Wife)

The Decemberists – The Crane Wife 3 (from The Crane Wife)

The Decemberists – Sixteen Military Wives (from Picaresque)

The Decemberists – July, July (from Castaways And Cutouts)


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