The Decemberists Perform with Animation

Guilherme Marcondes

If I were in LA next Monday, I’d go to see this multimedia music/animation performance by The Decemberists at UCLA’s Royce Hall. With seemingly every other band using animation for their videos nowadays, the format is in need of some fresh takes like this:

On October 19, The Decemberists will unveil Here Come The Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized, a special project that takes their ambitious and acclaimed song cycle to new heights for its final American performance at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles. This unique live experience will feature The Decemberists in collaboration with four filmmakers–Guilherme Marcondes, Julia Pott, Peter Sluszka and Santa Maria–each of whom have created animation to accompany a section of the music. Flux commissioned the films and worked with Hornet Inc. who produced them. This is a one time only – not to be missed – live experience. The film will later be released on iTunes.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. This is the trailer for Here Come The Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized.


  • http://www.shamoozal.com Frank

    i had the fortune of screening this last week at work. all the directors did an awesome job and put in a lot of extra hours. plus, i really dig this album so if anyone has the chance to see this, you’re in for a good show.

  • http://www.rabbitportal.com Matt Saunders

    This looks incredible! I love it when bands do stuff like this.

  • J. Eric Mason

    Wow. I spent more than a little daydream time visualizing that song cycle myself. Most curious to me is what exactly is going on with Margaret’s baby, who appears to either be born early in the cycle or still in the womb during the abduction. Trip to LA may be required…

  • http://www.theguysperspective.typepad.com THE GUYS

    Love it! Very happenin’!!