will unveil a special multimedia presentation of their latest album, "The Hazards Of Love
," at the final stop of the band's ongoing US tour.
"Here Come the Waves: Hazards of Love Visualized
" will utilize the talents of four filmmakers - Guilherme Marcondes
, Julia Pott
, Peter Sluszka
and Santa Maria
- who have each created animation segments to accompany various parts of the music while the band is performing its Oct. 19 tour-closing show in Los Angeles.
During the remainder of the Portland, OR, group's "A Short Fazed Hovel
" outing, which continues Sept. 18 in Orono, ME, the band will continue to perform two sets each night - the first a full performance of "The Hazards Of Love
," and the second comprised of songs from the band's back catalog, as well as new material. Singer/songwriter Laura Veirs
will offer opening support on all headlining dates leading up to the Los Angeles tour closer.
"The Hazards Of Love
," The Decemberists
' fifth studio album, surfaced in March. The record debuted at No. 14 on The Billboard 200 and features guest appearances from Stark And Worden
, as well as from Robyn Hitchcock
, Rebecca Gates
(The Spinanes) and Jim James
(My Morning Jacket).
The 17-track set "tells the tale of a woman named Margaret who is ravaged by a shape-shifting animal; her lover, William; a forest queen; and a cold-blooded, lascivious rake,
" according to a press release.
The band's previous release, 2006's "The Crane Wife
," also revolved around storytelling themes and was inspired by both a Japanese folk tale and "The Tempest
" by William Shakespeare
Thanks for the report to Livedaily.com