The Decemberists’ epic song cycle The Hazards Of Love takes on new life today December 1st with the release of Here Come The Waves: The Hazards Of Love Visualized, a full-length video album available exclusively through iTunes, the first of a kind for the digital retailer. Here Come The Waves, which was debuted live in Los Angeles in October to rave reviews, is a collaboration with four filmmakers—Peter Sluszka, Julia Pott, Guilherme Marcondes, and Santa Maria—each of whom created original animation to accompany a section of the album. The films were curated by Flux, and produced by Hornet. Check out the new official trailer HERE.
The Hazards Of Love became one of the most discussed album’s of the year when EMI’s Capitol Records released it in March, and went on to become a thrilling live spectacle as the band performed the album in it’s entirety throughout the summer in front of sold-out audiences across the country from their hometown of Portland, Oregon, to New York’s Radio City Music Hall, as well as major festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. More info on Flux, who collaborated with the band on the film, is here.