The Decemberists are offering fans the chance to hear some of their forthcoming material via free download on their official website. Colin took to the official site to tell fans the latest and this is what he had to say:
Adored Mailing List Recipients,
It is our utmost pleasure to offer to you, dear Mailing List Recipient, the first crack at downloading a song culled from our upcoming Long Player, The Hazards of Love, due out on Capitol Records on March 24th. The song in question? It's called "The Rake's Song." Go immediately to www.decemberists.com to redeem said FREE DOWNLOAD! Share it with your friends! Post it as your Facebook update! Play it for your grandmother!
On second thought, don't play it for your grandmother.
In other news: NPR's World Cafe will be broadcasting a live session from the Decemberists along with an interview with Colin Meloy in the first hour of their show on Thursday, Jan. 15th. You can find your local station and times by scrolling to the bottom & choosing their state under "Find a Program Broadcast Time" at the following link: http://www.npr.org/templates/stations/schedule/?prgId=39
Also: check out Colin's new twitter feed for the most up-to-date abstruse information about him and the band: www.twitter.com/colinmeloy. Put that in your proverbial pipe and proverbially smoke it.
Ohhh The Decemberists are twittering now? Its grounds for multiple checks to his account to see whats going on in his wonderful world.
To get the free download CLICK HERE