The ever-popular indie-darlings The Decemberists just announced a short run of U.S. tour dates for early summer, including performances at several music festivals. And yes, they're coming to the D.C. area -- Merriweather Post Pavilion on June 13. A complete listing of dates is here.
Pre-sale is available for a limited number of shows. Check here.
The band also recently introduced a Create-Your-Own Polaroid Slideshow on Decemberists.com where fans can pick from a couple thousand Polaroids taken by photographer Autumn De Wilde during the recording of The King is Dead and sort them into a custom slideshow set to one of four album tracks. Fun for a rainy (or even sunny) day!