The Decemberists Announce Release Date For The Crane Wife

    Fans of the Decemberists found out last week through the bands e-mail list that not only is there an upcoming record, but a title and a release date. The Crane Wife, their major label debut, will be out on October 3 of this year on Capitol Records. The email went on to boast that the band feels The Crane Wife could be the best thing the Decemberists have ever done. They hedged their bets though, stating that if that isnt the case the album at the very least, will be decidedly above average.”


    The band is currently holed-up in their hometown of Portland, Oregon, where theyre trying to whittle The Crane Wife out of the 22 songs they have written, some of which are over 10 minutes long. A tour this fall is rumored, but for the meantime only a couple of shows this summer have been booked:


    06-16 Telluride, CO Telluride Bluegrass Festival *^

    08-23 Seattle. WA Woodland Park Zoo


    * Neko Case

    ^ Drive-By Truckers

    Related Links:

    Prefix Review: The Decemberists [Picaresque]

    The Decemberists home page

    Capitol Records