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It’s been nearly seven years since Nickel Creek embarked on their Farewell For Now tour — eight and a half years since the release of their last (and, I think, perfect) album, Why Should The Fire Die? — and I don’t think I am the only one who had just about given up hope of ever hearing anything else from our favorite progressive bluegrass trio. But it seems, for once, an indefinite hiatus has proved to be just that, a hiatus.

Monday afternoon, in the matter of a few tweets and a Facebook post, Nickel Creek released the first track, “Destination” [below], off a promised new album and announced that they would be getting the band back together, beginning with a pair of shows at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, where the band played their last shows in 2007. Presale for the first batch of concert dates begins on Tuesday. Check the website for dates.

I realize this post has been rather matter-of-fact and somewhat out of character for me. Honestly, I’m still trying to wrap my mind around this. It’s not every day your favorite band gets back together.