According to a Capitol Records press release, The Decemberists have finished their new disc, "Crane's Wife," and have set a release date of Oct. 3.
Jason Roth, of Capitol, writes that, for "Crane," Colin Meloy and "his fellow Decemberists -- multi-instrumentalist Chris Funk, keyboardist Jenny Conlee, bassist Nate Query and drummer John Moen -- set about creating a rich collection of songs which leap off from the story itself into a deeper, more unpredictable musical world."
Sounds about right.
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