The Decemberists will be releasing their new album, The King Is Dead, on January 18th. Purchase the album from ANY Bull Moose store (either pre-order and pick it up in the store or get it when it comes out) and receive a ticket to guarantee entry to a special instore performance by the band on Sunday, January 30 at the Scarborough location. Tickets will be limited to 200 – the recently expanded store may be able to hold more, but that’s yet to be tested – so don’t wait on this if you want a chance to see the band in such an intimate setting (and their only area appearance). They’ll be playing a 45 minute set and signing autographs, all starting at 5pm.
Check out the whole album if you haven’t yet, at NPR. Also, take note of the various packaging options for this release – of particular interest to me is a special version that includes a hardcover book of Polaroid photos by one of my favorite music photographers, Autumn De Wilde.