Saturday, July 18th, 2009

CONTEST – The Decemberists @ The Kool Haus – August 3, 2009

Photo via MySpaceMySpaceWhen I ran a Decemberists-themed contest back in April, I had to confess that though a fan of the band, I’d not yet heard their latest album The Hazards Of Love because, well, I hadn’t. This didn’t seem unreasonable, though, as the record was only a month old at that point. Well it’s now mid-July and, well, I still haven’t heard it. And while I hardly feel like I should be ashamed of this, it is still a bit embarrassing – especially since I’m now running another contest for the band and have absolutely no insights or opinions to offer on their latest work. Oh well. You don’t care what I think; you’re here for the free stuff.

And the free stuff is this. The band has just kicked off a North American tour which, I believe, will see them play the entire new record in its entirety – it is a rock opera, after all – with some fan favourites tacked on at the end of the set or the encore. And that tour will be at the Kool Haus in Toronto on August 3. And courtesy of Against The Grain, I’ve got three pairs of passes to give away for the show. If you want to go, email me at contests AT with “I want to see The Decemberists” in the subject line and your full name in the body. Contest will close at midnight, July 26.

There’s interviews with the band at Seattlest, The Georgia Straight and Oregon Live while Magnet does the overrated/underrated thing with their oeuvre.

Video: The Decemberists – “Hazards Of Love 2” (live at SxSW)
MySpace: The Decemberists

By : Frank Yang at 9:21 am
Category: Contests


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  1. Bob says:

    Actually, from what I understand, the show is supposed to be two full sets of music, with the first being the new record in its entirety and then a full second set composed of older material. They’re apparently playing for over 2 hours. I’m really looking forward to it.

  2. Frank Yang says:

    that… is a whole lot of decemberists. whew.