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The Decemberists | News 03.18.09

Point of Order:
. NPR broadcast of the Decemberists’ SXSW show tonight!
. The Hazards of Love available now on iTunes!
. Pre-sale for Edgefield shows ends FRIDAY

Adored Mailing List Recipients,

Another brilliant sun rises on the stucco’d pavilions of Austin, TX; another swarm of robot armadillos flies from their unseen cubbies to wash the streets clean of the beer, vomit and soggy discarded halter tops. O, SXSW.

So let us politely remind you that NPR will be broadcasting The Decemberists’ performance in Austin tonight as they play their new record The Hazards of Love in its entirety. Check it out at 12 midnight (central time) at

The Hazards of Love is also available NOW on iTunes worldwide as a special pre-release: It is also available in deluxe 180 gram vinyl in select indie stores. Hooray! The record will be available everywhere on CD, vinyl and all digital formats on March 24th.

And for those of you in the Portland area currently being drubbed with sheets of dull gray rain, remember that Summer will eventually arrive. Proof: the pre-sale for tickets to our two shows July 18 and 19 at the Edgefield Amphitheater (with very special guests Andrew Bird and Blind Pilot) in scenic Troutdale, OR is currently on at — but ends just before the public onsale this Saturday at 10 am (when they’ll be on sale at Full show information can be found on the Decemberists web site.

And that’s it for now!


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