The Decemberists (The Hazards Of Love Visualized) @ Royce Hall, LA 10/19/09

We had Andrew Youssef shoot the Decemberists’ tour opener back in May, which might have been all the L.A. Decemberists show coverage we needed, if it wasn’t for the band’s twist on last night’s US tour closer at UCLA’s Royce Hall: The Hazards Of Love was performed, in its entirety, in conjunction with special synchronous animation created by the filmmakers Guilherme Marcondes, Julia Pott, Peter Sluszka and Santa Maria. Following that set the Decemberists played a bunch of older tunes, and one that was entirely new. Scroll through the pics, the setlist, and a short trailer to help you visualize what you missed:

Hazards of Love

01 “The Sporting Life” (Colin started the song counting in french like Morrissey’s live album Beethoven was Deaf…and later snuck in “Will nature make a man of me yet?” ie.. The Smiths “This Charming Man” lyrics)[Super Morrissey nerd points]
02 “Billy Liar” (Colin got crowd to sing a 3 part harmony and ended the song with a kick and “jazz hands”..pretty funny to say the least)
03 “Everything I Try To Do, Nothing Turns Out Right”
04 “The Crane Wife Part 1 & 2″
05 “The Chimbley Sweep”
06 “O Valencia!”
07 “Crazy On You” (Heart cover)
08 New Song (Colin Solo) [lyrics mentioned “Keeping the Winter at Bay”]
09 “Sons And Daughters”

Here’s a trailer to give you a sense: