Your band is big when…

You know your favorite ex-indie label band (yes, of course I’m talking about the Decemberists) has made it big when, within the span of a couple of days, you hear a hit from their major label debut played in a bookstore (Barnes & Noble) and then a national coffee shop chain (Au Bon Pain).

The hit? The star-crossed lovers tale of “O, Valencia” of course. (look for the video here)

Can I please take credit for blasting this song way back in October? Thank you.

2 Responses to “Your band is big when…”

  1. Would it seem out of place, if I were to admit I *finally* came around to appreciating The Crane Wife? My early dismissal may have seemed like The Perfect Crime, but now I am worried about reprisal by the Shankill Butchers.

  2. I am happy to hear that. It’s the kind of album that grows on you. Picaresque was that instant-hit, the record you can’t stop playing. But with the heavy prog rock and odd succesion, The Crane Wife is quite an oddity–especially considering it was the choice to debut on a major label with. Crane Wife #3 is soooo good.

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