The marvelous Decemberists are hitting the road for the first leg of their "Advance of the Picaroons" tour in March. (See here for details.)
Their newsletter also declares:
Picaresque, our new record, will be available on CD in fine stores everywhere on March 22nd. In keeping with tradition, Jealous Butcher records will team up with Kill Rock Stars to release the vinyl version of the record, which will be a double gatefold LP. An out-takes EP, Picaresqueties, will comprise the fourth side of the record. Track listing is as follows:
1. The Bandit Queen (With "Dialogue" and "Tap Dancing")
2. Bridges and Balloons
4. The Kingdom of Spain (Version Prescott)
5. The Bandit Queen (Version Prescott)
March is shaping up to be a bang-up month! Over the Rhine is releasing Drunkard's Prayer on the 29th, and I'm getting a chance to see them on the 1st. Also, rumor has it that Tori hits Georgetown for her Piece by Piece book tour on the 17th.
What a lovely way to welcome spring!