Shara Worden w/ The Decemberists @ Newport Folk Fest (more by Jim Brueckner)
Shara Worden (aka My Brightest Diamond) has been keeping busy. At some point she recorded a song with David Byrne for his new CD coming out. You may have caught her as part of The Long Count at BAM, and she spent much of 2009 touring with The Decemberists including their October 21st "Here Come the Waves: Hazards of Love Visualized" show at Royce Hall which was released on December 1st as a "full-length video album available exclusively through iTunes" (more info and trailer below).
She was also part of Dark Was the Night - the CD and the concert. That's all since her 2nd My Brightest Diamond album came out in mid 2008. Now, My Brightest Diamond is back for at least one NYC show: January 22, 2009 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are on sale.
More Decemberists "Here Come the Waves" info below...
THE DECEMBERISTS RELEASE
"HERE COME THE WAVES: THE HAZARDS OF LOVE VISUALIZED"
AS AN ITUNES EXCLUSIVE ON DEC. 1
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.
HERE COME THE WAVES: THE HAZARDS OF LOVE VISUALIZED
DIRECTOR: PETER SLUSZKA
2. The Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won't Wrestle the Thistles Undone)
3. A Bower Scene
4. Wont Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga)
DIRECTOR: JULIA POTT
1. The Hazards of Love 2 (Wager All)
2. The Queen's Approach
3. Isn't it a Lovely Night?
4. The Wanting Comes in Waves / Repaid
5. An Interlude
DIRECTOR: GUILHERME MARCONDES
1. The Rake's Song
2. The Abduction of Margaret
3. The Queen's Rebuke / The Crossing
4. Annan Water
DIRECTOR: SANTA MARIA
1. Margaret in Captivity
2. The Hazards of Love 3 (Revenge!)
3. The Wanting Comes in Waves (Reprise)
4. The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)