· The Decemberists announce their new album ‘The
King Is Dead’ on Rough Trade Records. The album, a
set of ten concise, country-based songs, marks a
deliberate turn towards simplicity after the band’s
wildly ambitious and widely acclaimed 2009 songcycle
‘The Hazards Of Love’.
· Produced once again by Tucker Martine, ‘The King Is
Dead’ features special guest appearances by
Americana luminary Gillian Welch on seven tracks and
legendary R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck on three tracks.
· The Decemberists will be performing the album’s lead
single ‘Down By The Water’ on US television via Conan
O’Brien’s newly launched late show ‘Conan’ on TBS.
· ‘The King Is Dead’ showcases the ways in which The
Decemberists - Colin Meloy, Chris Funk, Jenny Conlee,
Nate Query, and John Moen - sound just as glorious in
simple, stripped-down compositions as they do on the
elaborate structures that have defined their work for
· Available on CD and LP. Also available as a special
edition CD including a DVD featuring a 30 minute
making of documentary.
Don't Carry It All
Rise To Me
Rox In The Box
Down By The Water
This Is Why We Fight
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