Posting new material from acts on big labels (the kind that have lawyers on staff and fancy letterhead to write a cease and desist upon) is somewhat of gray area, but once someone else does it, then it's totally fair game, right? Right?

The second song to (more or less) hit the web from The Hazards Of Love, (out March 24th) is an expansive rocker that features a little back-and-forth between guest vocalist Becky Stark (of Lavender Diamond, former tourmates of the Decemberists) and Colin Meloy. Truth be told, I'm at a bit of an impasse with Hazards. At first I found it dense and nearly unlistenable, but recently I've warmed to it some. Perhaps I still need to spend some more time with the record before I can really decide either way. Anyone else heard it?


"Won't Want For Love (Margaret In The Taiga)"