The Decemberists reveal Hazards of Love cover art

    Things seem to be auguring well for the Decemberists’ forthcoming album, The Hazards of Love; rock opera concept aside, the Portlanders managed to pique our curiosity first with "The Rake’s Song" MP3, and now with the unveiling of the understated cover art.

     

    The woody album cover, apparently designed by Meloy’s wife, seems appropriate for a fake musical featuring a forest queen, yet charming and simple enough to dispell fears that this concept album is going to be a pompous affair. The Hazards of Love is set for release on March 24.[Stereogum]