Aug 21, 2008

Decemberists To Release "Valerie Plame" Single

Not only is she the subject of a upcoming movies from both Doug Liman and Rod Lurie, but former spook Valerie Plame is also the subject of an upcoming single by indie rock outfit The Decemberists. (I should assert that they're an awesome band and I'm doing them a disservice by calling them an "indie rock outfit," but it just felt right in the newsreel announcer clip of that sentence...) Pitchfork quotes the band's press release describing the song as "an amorous tribute to the onetime CIA operative... written from the point-of-view of one of Plame's inside contacts upon discovering her true identity." The single "Valerie Plame" (Volume 1 of Always the Bridesmaid: A Singles Series in three volumes) will be backed by B-side "O New England" and available exclusively as a digital download and on 7" vinyl October 14. The band will perform it live on Conan O'Brien on November 3 (election eve).

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