On the release date of their new album, "What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World," the Portland band will be honored by Mayor Charlie Hales at City Hall, with a free event at 2 p.m. that will also feature a Decemberists performance. As well, 50 Portland artists and small businesses have teamed up to create an art piece inspired by the Decemberists' new album that will be presented at the event.
The Decemberists' new single, "Make You Better" can be found in the replies. The track is from the band's new album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, which is set to release January 20th via Capitol Records.
01) The Singer Addresses His Audience
02) Cavalry Captain
04) Make You Better
05) Lake Song
06) Till The Water Is All Long Gone
07) The Wrong Year
08) Carolina Low
09) Better Not Wake The Baby
11) Easy Come, Easy Go
14) A Beginning Song
Over the weekend, The Decemberists's frontman, Colin Meloy, took to the streets to play new songs on a street corner in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They tweeted this picture, which appears to be the album artwork for the upcoming album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World.
The Decemberists' first performance since 2011 will take place at Boston Calling on May 24 alongside Death Cab For Cutie and more. Check back tomorrow for our interview with festival producer Brian Appel. The band has also announced a pair of benefit shows in Portland, OR at which they'll be performing Castaways and Cutouts in its entirety.
02) The Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won't Wrestle the Thistles Undone)
03) A Bower Scene
04) Won't Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga)
05) The Hazards of Love 2 (Wager All)
06) The Queenís Approach
07) Isn't it a Lovely Night?
08) The Wanting Comes in Waves / Repaid
09) An Interlude
10) The Rake's Song
11) The Abduction of Margaret
12) The Queen's Rebuke / The Crossing
13) Annan Water
14) Margaret in Captivity
15) The Hazards of Love 3 (Revenge!)
16) The Wanting Comes in Waves (Reprise)
17) The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)