you're a fickle little twister
Despite feeling kind of lousy last nite, I still dragged my sorry ass out to the 400 Bar to catch Portland OR's The Decemberists in all their weird, indie pop glory. They were great...I'm glad I went (despite the over-priced PBR). They closed their impressive set with their giant 5-part opus, "The Tain", which I finally got a chance to hear. So in honor of my dad's birthday (today), here's the song-cycle in its entirety to take you into the end of the week.
I'm going to keep this track available over the weekend, but will be removing it early next week - so get it while it's hot.
Since I'm posting all of The Tain, I want to encourage everyone out there to check out The Decemberists on their currrent "Never Send To Know With Whom the Van Rolls, It Rolls With Thee" tour:
6.04 @ Metro - Chicago, IL
6.05 @ Shelter - Detroit, MI
6.06 @ Lees Palace - Toronto, Ontario
6.07 @ La Sala Rossa - Montreal, Quebec
6.08 @ Maxwell's - Hoboken, NJ
6.10 @ Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
6.11 @ Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
6.12 @ Paradise - Boston, MA
6.14 @ 9:30 Club - Washington D.C.
6.15 @ TLA - Philadelphia, PA
6.16 @ Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC
6.17 @ Echo Lounge - Atlanta, GA
6.18 @ City Stages Festival - Birmingham, AL
6.19 @ Exit In - Nashville, TN
6.21 @ Trees - Dallas, TX
6.22 @ The Parish - Austin, TX
6.24 @ Plush - Tucson, AZ
6.25 @ Casbah - San Diego, CA
6.26 @ El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles
6.27 @ Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
6.28 @ Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
w/the Long Winters and the Places
The one-track The Tain cd is available through the Hush Records online store, or also through Amazon. If you like what you hear, also consider picking up their fantastic (and more pop-oriented) LP's, 2002's Castaways & Cutouts & 2003's Her Majesty, The Decemberists. Read their respective Pitchfork reviews here & here.