Decemberists film screens tonight at the Cedar


The Decemberists get the runaway vote for the most literate pop band currently turning out tunes. After scoring unified praise from the college radio set with The Crane Wife and touring the nation with their brand of pop storytelling, the Portland outfit has collaborated with top flight filmmakers to create a visual aid to accompany Hazards of Love, their 2009 opera.

Tonight, the Cedar Cultural Center is screening Here Come The Waves, the product of that collaboration. Head below the jump for a preview and more info.

From the Billboard write up:

"Instead of featuring the story's characters, the visuals function as impressionistic landscapes and atmospheres evocative of the unfolding drama like a richly imagined liquid lightshow. They feature textured, hyperrealistic floral animations that recall the imagery of Lewis Carroll, dancing heavenly bodies, and sublime experiments in lighting."

Check the trailer above to get a sneak preview. Expect lushness galore and plenty of tracks from the new album. At just a $3 cover charge, you'd be hard pressed to spend a wintry evening more wisely. Better yet, you can hop right over to the Nomad Bar when the film lets out to get decidedly unwise with Fuck Knights and a few shots of your favorite spirit.

All ages. 7:30 P.M. $3.00. Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis; 612.338.2764.