My favorite band, The Decemberists, have a new album, Picaresque, coming out on March 22. As you might assume, I am excited. So excited that I pre-ordered the album on Amazon, using my Amazon Prime membership (extremely useful for textbooks) to get $4 one-day shipping.
I was feeling sort of depressed when I came back to my room this morning (for reasons I am not going to go into here, obviously), so finding that the Decemberists' personal blog had a new post was sort of cool. I expected news about their stolen trailer, but the news that the first video from Picaresque, "16 Military Wives" was released was just as good. When I read that it was only available over BitTorrent, I smiled:
The video for 16 Military Wives is now available via bittorrent. This allows us to release a much higher quality video file than usual. Medium and low resolution versions will be available soon via the web.
Since I never use anywhere near my bandwidth quota, I have a copy of the video available here. Just note three things: