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The Decemberists | News 05.12.09

Point of Order:
‘ A Short Fazed Hovel Tour comes to Pittsburgh!
‘ A live “After the Bombs” can be found on Causes 2 benefit album
‘ The Decemberists to appear on The Tonight Show Thursday night, and then…
‘ …Morning Becomes Eclectic this Friday morning

Adored Mailing List Recipients,

This e-missive is being penned as The Decemberists wrap up rehearsals in Portland for A Short Fazed Hovel Tour, beginning next week in Los Angeles!

This week’s New Show Award goes to The Byham Theatre in Pittsburgh. The Decemberists will be playing there with The Heartless Bastards on Friday, August 14th. A presale is currently underway at and tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, May 15 at 10 am at

The Decemberists have donated a song – “After the Bombs” from a performance at Chicago’s Vic Theatre in the fall of 2007 – to the Causes 2 benefit album. 100% of the profits from the album go to Human Rights Watch, Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontiéres and Oxfam America. The album also includes rare and exclusive songs from some great artists: LCD Soundsystem, My Morning Jacket, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Gnarls Barkley, Devendra Banhart, Diplo, Federico Aubele, Matthew Dear, Mum, Neon Neon, RJD2, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kinds, and several others. We encourage everyone to pick up a copy and help support these worthy organizations:

The band performs twice – on television and online – towards the end of this week. The Decemberists perform “The Wanting Comes in Waves / Repaid” on The Tonight Show THIS Thursday night at 11:35 pm / 10:35 pm ct. Then the band arises at dawn to visit KCRW, where they’ll perform a short set on the morning show, Morning Becomes Eclectic. If you don’t live in the L.A. area, you can hear the set streamed online at at 11:15 am Pacific time this Friday, May 15.

See you soon! Check out full tour date information at


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