A very cool friendango of mine hooked me up with older Decemberists CDs. I have to say that Picaresque is a really good album and worth buying. I owned the Crane Wife prior to this, which I deemed their best (and still probably assert as such). I’ve been meaning to get to the record store before going over to South Korea, but there are so many albums I’ve began listening to that it hasn’t happened.
Here’s a good track played live, it doesn’t sound as good as the studio but it’s pretty close and fun to watch: