We are pleased to announce the official release of Here Come the Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized, a collaboration between the band and four filmmakers, Guilherme Marcondes, Julia Pott, Peter Sluszka and Santa Maria -- each of whom have created an animation to accompany a section of the music. At Royce Hall on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles on October 19, The Decemberists will perform the entire piece synchronized with the animation, as well as an additional second set of older and newer material.
A man boards the tube late at night.
It is empty except for a woman he finds strangely alluring. She looks just like him.
His face grows towards hers, and hers to his.
Not a word is uttered, this is their moment to lose themselves in each other.
But ultimately they are just passing ships in the night.
Directed by Ross Neil and Matt Clark, with thanks to HSI London.