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The Decemberists appear on The Simpsons tomorrow night (Sunday)!

Adored Mailing List Recipients,

While the live-action Decemberists are still hibernating, their animated counterparts are poised to debut on The Simpsons tomorrow night (Sunday) at 8pm ET on FOX (and live on into eternity through the power of syndication). Their appearance isn’t a mere cameo – the band also wrote and recorded original music for the episode. And Colin penned his line himself which makes it that much more Decemberist-ier.

The episode, entitled “The Day The Earth Stood Cool,” also features the great Patton Oswalt, Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen.  Be sure to tune in via your preferred visual entertainment medium.

As you know, the Decemberists Shop is your destination for top quality Decemberists goods of all shapes, sizes, colors and sounds. And we are pleased to share with you that a Holiday Sale is underway. Mosey on over to the shop to find 20% off all apparel, all posters, odd & ends, and select music.  While we’re talking shop…a few other items for you to explore:

The Wildwood Chronicles Shop has three new giclée prints, signed and numbered, in editions of 100, featuring Carson Ellis’s illustrations (see below).

Also, if you haven’t already picked it up, Black Prairie’s second album “A Tear in the Eye is a Wound in the Heart” and other fantastic Black Prairie swag is available here.  Funk, Nate, Jenny et al. will be on tour again in January and beyond – the dates are listed below with full show info on their site.

Black Prairie upcoming dates:

1/16 – Brooklyn NY at Union Hall *
1/17 – Philadelphia, PA at Milkboy *
1/18 – Vienna, VA at Jammin Java #
1/19 – Pittsburgh, PA at Club Cafe #
1/20 – Morgantown, WV at Mountain Stage #
1/31 – Seattle, WA at the Tractor
2/1 – Eugene, OR at the Shedd Institute
3/15 – San Francisco, CA at Bottom of the Hill
3/16 – Santa Monica, CA at McCabe’s

* with John Wesley Harding
# with Rhett Miller

Happy holidays, everyone!

Yours,
The Decemberists
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