Watch: Here comes the Decemberists' visual CD
'The Hazards of Love' is reinvented as iTunes' first full-length video album
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By this time Thursday we’ll know if the Decemberists’ critically acclaimed “The Hazards of Love” received a Grammy nod for album of the year, but in the meantime, the concept CD is receiving the video treatment.
“Here Come the Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized” becomes the first full-length video album available on iTunes today.
“Here Comes the Waves” recreates “The Hazards of Love” through the creative filters of four filmmakers, Peter Sluszka, Julia Pott, Guilherme Marcondes and Santa Maria, who created animation for segments of the CD. Each auteur took one-fourth of the album and set it to disparate visuals that, somehow, work as a whole, thanks to curator Flux and producer Hornet. (We’re guessing they weren’t born with those names.)
The video album debuted live in Los Angeles at UCLA’s Royce Hall as the band played the entire CD as the images aired.
Watch this official trailer for “Here Comes the Waves.”