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The Decemberists | News 03.24.09

Point of Order:
‘ The Hazards of Love available everywhere today!
‘ Digital booklet for The Hazards of Love available here
‘ Record signing at Music Millennium in Portland tonight!
‘ Two shows at Edgefield Amphitheater in Troutdale, Oregon — on sale now!
‘ Colin sings on the new Robyn Hitchcock record!

Adored Mailing List Recipients,

As tow-headed, flower-garlanded Persephone ducks a peek out of Hades, casually popping a white earbud from a freckled ear and listening for the sounds of Spring, we Decemberists are incredibly pleased to present to you our new LP, The Hazards of Love, which is available in discriminating record stores and digital outlets everywhere RIGHT NOW. And while the Decemberists support listening to the record at your own speed, on your own time, it’s no secret that the lyric booklet is a helpful guide to the world laid out in The Hazards of Love. Download a PDF of the booklet at and dig in!

For those of you who are still keen on owning something tangible, the Decemberists will be on hand in person to sign vinyl or CD copies of the record at the Music Millennium in SE Portland ( tonight (3/24) from 6 to 8 pm pst.

Speaking of our lovely, gray Portland: we Decemberists will be playing two shows with the inimitable Andrew Bird and the able-bodied Blind Pilot at the Edgefield Amphitheater in Troutdale, OR. Tickets are on sale now at

And: check out the new release by Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3, Goodnight Oslo: A tacit agreement was made between Colin and Robyn: that Robyn would agree to play on The Hazards of Love and Colin would, in return, live out his life-long dream and sing on a Robyn Hitchcock record. Colin says, “As a life-long (or at least since I was 12) fan of Robyn, I have to say that Goodnight Oslo ranks with the best of Robyn’s records.”


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