Colin Meloy Sings Live! will be released on April 8 on CD and gatefold double LP by Kill Rock Stars.
Included on Sings Live! are songs from Meloy’s first band, Tarkio, as well as cuts from every Decemberists full-length pre-The Crane Wife. There is also a tune from the 2006 EP Picaresqueties, two previously unreleased originals (“Dracula’s Daughter” and “Wonder”), bits of covers of songs by the Smiths, R.E.M., Pink Floyd, and Fleetwood Mac, and a traditional folk song in debt to Shirley Collins’ arrangement. [Pitchfork]
I dug up a few Colin Meloy tour dates, including two at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 16 and 17th. I’m sure more dates will emerge shortly. Tickets for the MHOW show are $30(ouch) and go on sale on 2/9 at 12 noon.
UPDATE: Pitchfork has the full list of tour dates here.
Colin Meloy Tour Dates
04/10/08 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
04/15/08 Somerville, MA Somerville Theatre
04/16/08 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Laura Gibson
04/17/08 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Laura Gibson
Colin Meloy Sings Live! tracklist after the jump.
Colin Meloy Sings Live!:
01 Devil’s Elbow
02 We Both Go Down Together
03 Evoking a Campfire Singalong [banter]
04 The Gymnast, High Above the Ground
05 Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect / Dreams
06 Dracula’s Daughter [previously unreleased]
07 Wonder [previously unreleased]
08 A Brief Introduction to Shirley Collins [banter]
09 Barbara Allen
10 The Engine Driver
11 On the Bus Mall
12 A Skull, a Ship, and a Sheep [banter]
13 California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade / Ask
14 The Bachelor and the Bride
15 A Cautionary Song
16 Red Right Ankle
17 Bandit Queen
– via Pitchfork