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Hear the folky new album by The Decemberists side project Black Prairie

“Side project” is the most convenient term to use when describing Black Prairie, but the group is much more than simply four-fifths of The Decemberists. On its third full-length, Fortune, the band lets its fiddle-playing frontwoman Annalisa Tornfelt shine warmly as she veers between homey folk-pop and propulsive indie-rock. All members of The Decemberists (save for Colin Meloy) join in—but Black Prairie’s roots-infused sound is catchier, punchier, and more sweetly spring-like.

Fortune will be released April 22 via Sugar Hill.


Black Prairie tour 2014 
May 1—The Tractor—Seattle, Washington  
May 2—Aladdin Theater—Portland, Oregon    
May 3—John G. Shedd Institute For The Arts—Eugene, Oregon  
May 4—Arcata Playhouse—Arcata, California    
May 7—Bootleg Theater—Los Angeles, California    
May 8—Soda Bar—San Diego, California    
May 9—Constellation Room—Santa Ana, California    
May 10—Slim’s—San Francisco, California

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