The Decemberists - The Crane Wife 2LPCapitol Records
Double vinyl LP pressing. The Decemberists' album, "The Crane Wife," is thematically based on a tragic Japanese folk tale, but band leader Colin Meloy promises a fair dose of rock n' roll, rape, murder and violence as well. The set is the five-some's fourth full-length and their first since moving over to a major label from Kill Rock Stars. Recruiting Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla and Seattle mainstay Tucker Martine to man the decks.