The Decemberists to play unreleased LP at SXSW

The Decemberists
The Decemberists

When a band plays a festival slot you might expect a 'best of' set: something old, something new. It is, after all, a chance to reach a whole new audience of innocent bystanders. Not The Decemberists, though…

The indie five-piece are playing the South By Southwest (SXSW) festival on 18 March. It's a week before the release of fifth album The Hazards Of Love, but it won't stop them playing the whole thing in its entirety.

There'll be joined onstage by Lavendar Diamond's Becky Stark and My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden because both feature on the album.


It's certainly a novel way of previewing new material. Those making the trip to Austin, Texas next month should head over to NPR's music showcase at Stubb's for The Decemberists' headlining slot.

(Via: NME)

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).