The Decemberists To Headline NPR SXSW Showcase, Play New Album In Its Entirety

According to Pitchfork, The Decemberists will be previewing their new album, The Hazards of Love (due out 3/24 via Capitol), in front of a crowd during NPR's SXSW Showcase at Stubb's on Wednesday, March 18th.  Colin Meloy and company will play their new album in its entirety for the very first time live.  My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden and Lavender Diamond's Becky Stark will be in attendance to sing their parts.  Preview the first single, "The Rake's Song" here.

Other bands appearing at the NPR SXSW Showcase haven't been announced as of yet.  

For those of you won't be in Austin, NPR Music will live webcast and broadcast the entire concert. The concert will be streamed live, podcast and archived at