The Decemberists New Tracks and Tour Dates

thedecemberists(Audio included) The Decemberists are starting to release tracks from their upcoming new record, The Hazards of Love. The most recent release is the title track “The Hazards of Love 1.” Previously they released “The Rake’s Song,” which you can hear below.

On first listen, they are sounding more sophisticated than ever before – a complete departure from the “O Valencia” days, thankfully. Personally, I’m not a huge fan but these new songs are promising. They seem to have achieved a sound that takes them away from a poppy, one-hit wonder type to a full-fledged band. You can expect one of these new tracks to get the dril-it-into-your-brain radio treatment that “Valencia” enjoyed. Check out their MySpace page for the new song and you can hear “The Rake’s Song” below. Also listed are their upcoming tour dates so far.

May 19 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
May 20 – Fox Theatre – Oakland, CA
May 21 – McDonald Theater – Eugene, OR
May 24 – Wilma Theatre – Missoula, MT
May 26 – Fillmore Auditorium – Denver, CO
May 27 – Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MO
May 29 – Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
May 31 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
June 1 – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion – Columbus, OH
June 3 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
June 4 – Memorial Auditorium – Raleigh, NC
June 5 – The National – Richmond, VA
June 6 – Tower Theatre – Upper Darby, PA
June 9 – Bank of America Pavillion – Boston, MA
June 10 – Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY
June 11-14 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – Manchester, TN