Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The Decemberists - Hazards of Love 1
Let's all be honest here, The Decemberists' upcoming album is a hype album. Their last effort, The Crane Wife, was by leaps and bounds, Colin Meloy & crew's strongest effort to date. It struck a perfect balance between the charming songwriting of their past and their showmanship that sometimes drowned themselves out. The Crane Wife even hinted at a prog band underneath their charming folky exterior. Well, what The Rake's Song made us suspect, Hazards of Love 1 has confirmed: The Decemberists are becoming a full on prog rock band. Whether this is a good thing is yet to be seen. The Decemberists are now hosting 2 songs off their new album on their myspace. Check it out. Also, if you didn't notice above, the album art has recently become much more gothic, or at very least more legible.