The Decemberists’ Return With World View

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What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World

New Release by The Decemberists

January 20 2015

Indie folk-rock group The Decemberists as a group have been keeping a low profile for a while.  Seven albums between 2002 and 2011’s excellent The King Is Dead and no sign of further recorded output since.  In the interim there’s been the Popes of Pendarvia Tour, that took the band around greater North America, the UK and northern Europe.  There have been appearances on television shows, songs for various soundtracks and collaborative records.

The Decemberists have announced that they are releasing a new record on January 20 2015.  It’s called What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World and features a cover by Carson Ellis, the Decemberists’ in-house illustrator.  You can pre-order this record HERE.

What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World will include fourteen songs, including “Make You Better” which you can currently stream and get an instant download of the song when you pre-order.

Here’s that song:

 

There’s a variety of buying options available for the new release, including a deluxe autographed box set.

Here’s the track list:

1. The Singer Addresses His Audience
2. Cavalry Captain
3. Philomena
4. Make You Better
5. Lake Song
6. Till The Water’s All Long Gone
7. The Wrong Year
8. Carolina Low
9. Better Not Wake the Baby
10. Anti-Summersong
11. Easy Come, Easy Go
12. Mistral
13. 12/17/12
14. A Beginning Song

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Tour dates have also been announced, with more to come.  Tickets are now available HERE.

Feb 11 Vicar Street Dublin, Ireland
Feb 13 O2 Academy Glasgow, UK
Feb 14 O2 Academy Leeds, UK
Feb 16 O2 Academy Bristol, UK
Feb 17 Academy Manchester, UK
Feb 18 The Institute Birmingham, UK
Feb 20 Dome Brighton, UK
Feb 21 O2 Brixton Academy London, UK
Feb 23 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
Feb 24 AB Brussels, Belgium
Feb 25 Doornroosje Nijmegen, Netherlands
Feb 26 Astra Berlin, Germany
Feb 28 Kaufleuten Zurich, Switzerland
Mar 1 Magazzini Generali Milan, Italy

Author: Rob Dickens

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