Adored Mailing List Recipients,
We’ve begun assembly of the limited 2500 DELUXE BOX EDITIONS of The King Is Dead, as you can see below. The embossed clamshell box includes an original Type 100 vintage peel-apart Polaroid photo taken by Autumn de Wilde from The Impossible Project/Decemberists series, as well as the CD, LP (180-gram white vinyl with unique cover), a DVD of Pendarvia (a film by Aaron Rose about the making of the record), a limited edition signed Giclée print by Carson Ellis, and a 72-page clothbound book featuring over 250 photographs by Autumn and illustrations by Carson. If you haven’t already, you can order one now at thedecemberists.com. You can also enter to win a deluxe box edition via our Twitter giveaway here.
In other news, you can hear The King Is Dead in its entirety now on NPR’s First Listen here, and you can watch the third video preview of the album here. Also, on Thursday, January 20th, The Decemberists will perform on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. And finally, it’s our pleasure to announce that the exceptionally talented Sara Watkins will join the band contributing vocals and fiddle for all upcoming dates. Tickets are nearly sold out in many cities, so be sure to buy yours today.