The Decemberists Cover R.E.M.
Tickets went on sale today at 5 p.m. for the April 27th show by The Decemberists with Justin Townes Earle opening at The Pageant. Tickets are $30 and I wouldn't wait to buy these as this show will likely sell out in short order.
For now, however, the band is still on the first leg of the tour. Yesterday, the Decemberists stopped by KCRW during Morning Becomes Eclectic and played a few songs from their #1 album The King Is Dead released by Capitol Records on January 18.
As a surprise they also included a cover of "Cuyahoga" from the 1986 R.E.M. album Life's Rich Pageant. R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck played on three songs from The King Is Dead and helped channel the early 1980's sound of the Athens, GA quartet to this new album.
Listen to the track The Decemberists - Cuyahoga (REM Cover)
Download "Cuyahoga" from Stereogum here
Here's the band playing "Down By The Water" from The King Is Dead on KCRW