June 4th, 2009
Episode 139 of 429 episodes
Watch The Decemberists play "The Hazards Of Love 2 (Wager All)" live from SXSW. It was a bold move: Introduce the world to your ambitious concept record by performing it in its entirety to a national audience, a week before the CD release. But The Decemberists did just that at SXSW this past March, and now you can watch some beautifully shot videos from the album's live premiere at Stubb's Bar-B-Q in Austin, Tex. on March 18, 2009. See more videos at npr.org/sxsw.