Cult American heroes The Decemberists have revealed the first details of their major label debut.
Since signing to Capitol Records the band has been working on the follow up to 2005â€™s rather brilliant â€˜Picturesqueâ€™.
The record they have produced â€˜The Crane Wifeâ€™ will hit shops on October 2 with the band working on around 22 songs for the album, some apparently 10 minutes long according to Pitchfork.
In a mail-out to fans the band hailed the material as â€œundoubtedly the best thing we've done to date. And while that might smack of hyperbole ('didn't they say that about the last record?,' you well may be thinking...), we can guarantee that it, at the very least, will be decidedly above average."
The anticipation is palpable!