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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.

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Jason Tate on 10/27/14 - 12:14 PM
Read my review and check out my photos of Day 2 of the Boston Calling Music Festival, which featured performances from Death Cab For Cutie, The Decemberists, Frank Turner and more.
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls may have put on the best performance of Boston Calling. The pace was set immediately as they opened with "Photosynthesis," in which Turner wailed on his trusty acoustic and guitarist Ben Lloyd ripped a solo on the electric mandolin. It was Turner's 1,568th show, as he proudly told the audience, but his boundless energy (perhaps owed to his hardcore roots) made it feel one-of-a-kind.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/27/14 - 06:45 PM
The Decemberists revealed at Boston Calling that they are working on new music and played two new songs.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/27/14 - 10:41 AM
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.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/20/14 - 06:15 AM
The Decemberists shall have a cameo on an episode of The Simpsons called "The Day The Earth Stood Still." Colin Meloy revealed the news through a tweet. The episode will air December 2nd at 8pm EST on Fox.
Kelly Doherty on 08/28/12 - 02:42 PM
The Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy new book, Under Wildwood, is due September 25. The first three chapters are up on Time's website.
Jason Tate on 04/02/12 - 12:14 PM
A new song from The Decemberists, showing up on The Hunger Games soundtrack, is on iTunes.

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Jason Tate on 02/13/12 - 10:17 AM
On March 13th, The Decemberists will release their first live album, We All Raise Our Voices to the Air (Live Songs 04.11-08.11).
Jason Tate on 01/12/12 - 11:06 AM
On November 1st, The Decemberists will release the b-sides EP Long Live The King. The album cover can be found here.

Track Listing
01) E. Watson
02) Forgone
03) Bury Davy
04) I4U & U4ME
05) Row Jimmy
06) Sonnet
Jason Tate on 10/31/11 - 12:55 PM
Check out an unreleased Decemberists b-side included on the band's new EP, Long Live the King, right here.
Garett Press on 10/24/11 - 09:56 AM
Watch The Decemberists' new video for "This is Why We Fight" here.
Garett Press on 04/14/11 - 09:03 AM
Blind Pilot will support The Decemberists on the European Tour. Head to the replies for dates.
Kyle Huntington on 02/24/11 - 03:36 AM
The Decemberists extend their current tour. Dates are in the replies.

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PeeDster on 02/08/11 - 04:25 AM
The Decemberists have captured the top spot on the Billboard 200 by selling 93K copies of The King Is Dead.
Blake Solomon on 01/26/11 - 08:26 AM
The latest Decemberists album, The King is Dead, is available today via Amazon MP3 for $3.99.

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Blake Solomon on 01/18/11 - 08:21 AM
Head to the replies to see a new trailer for the forthcoming album from The Decemberists, The King Is Dead.
Kyle Huntington on 01/10/11 - 06:57 AM
"Down By The Water" from The Decemberists' upcoming album, The King is Dead, is available for free download on iTunes.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 12/30/10 - 02:02 AM
Colin Meloy (The Decemberists) is in talks with the director of the broadway version of Green Day's American Idiot to write a musical.

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Kyle Huntington on 12/10/10 - 07:44 AM
The upcoming The Decemberists album will be available as a deluxe box set.

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Matthew Tsai on 12/01/10 - 06:39 PM
The Decemberists will be releasing their new album The King Is Dead on January 18th via Capitol Records. Their tour dates surrounding the album release can be found in the replies.
Paul Tao on 11/15/10 - 01:57 PM
Check out the artwork and a preview video for The Decemberists' January 18th release, The King Is Dead, right here.
Garett Press on 11/11/10 - 12:48 PM
You can download a new Decemberists track called "Down By The Water" on their website. Their sixth studio album, The King Is Dead, will be released on January 18th.

Tracklist:
01. Donít Carry It All
02. Calamity Song
03. Rise to Me
04. Rox in the Box
05. January Hymn
06. Down By the Water
07. All Arise!
08. June Hymn
09. This Is Why We Fight
10. Dear Avery
Garett Press on 11/02/10 - 10:18 AM
Watch The Decemberists play some new songs live here.

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Matthew Tsai on 09/11/10 - 04:08 PM
You can view the trailer for The Decemberists' "Here Come the Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized" in the replies.
Garett Press on 10/15/09 - 11:19 AM
In case you haven't come across it, NPR has a host of streaming live sets for stream from the Folk at Newport festival earlier this month. Sets available come from artists including The Avett Brothers, The Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, and Josh Ritter.
Garett Press on 08/14/09 - 10:36 PM
The Decemberists' Hazards of Love is currently on sale for $6.99 at Amazon MP3.
Adrian Villagomez on 05/08/09 - 09:22 PM
If you're enticed by Travis' review, you can stream the fantastic new Decemberists record here, or purchase it on iTunes.
Garett Press on 03/20/09 - 01:02 PM
We've got honey dripping through our veins.
Staff ReviewsThe Narrative - Just Say Yes (Steve Henderson)
The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love (Travis Parno)
The Boy Least Likely To - The Law of the Playground (Jeremy Aaron)
Steve Henderson on 03/20/09 - 06:05 AM
The Decemberists have posted a new song, "Hazards of Love 1", to their Myspace.

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Mike Kraft on 02/17/09 - 05:59 AM
The Decemberists have just announced the tour that will be in support of their upcoming album The Hazards of Love coming out on March 24th. The first batch of dates can be found in the replies and some pre-sale tickets are available now.

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Jamie Pham on 02/13/09 - 09:45 AM
The Decemberists will release their new album, The Hazards of Love, on March 24th.

Track Listing
01) Prelude
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)
Joe DeAndrea on 01/15/09 - 12:14 PM
The Decemberists are offering a free download of "The Rakes Song" taken from their upcoming album The Hazards Of Love. The song can be downloaded on their website.

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Jamie Pham on 01/15/09 - 10:57 AM
Spin.com have posted a new video interview with Colin Meloy (The Decemberists).
Steve Henderson on 11/14/08 - 11:12 AM
The Decemberists' new EP is for sale on Amazon.
Steve Henderson on 11/04/08 - 10:36 AM
Check out an article with Colin Meloy talking about the new Decemberists album, Hazards of Love, right here.
Steve Henderson on 10/17/08 - 08:10 AM
The Decemberists' new album will be called Hazards of Love.
Steve Henderson on 10/08/08 - 11:55 AM
Happy birthday to Colin Meloy (The Decemberists), who is 34 today.

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Anton Djamoos on 10/05/08 - 06:31 PM
The Decemberists will be digitally releasing Always The Bridesmaid: A Singles Series (new material) starting October 14th. More info here.
Garett Press on 09/25/08 - 01:04 PM
The Decemberists will be touring in November.
Dates11-05 New York, NY - Terminal 5
11-06 Boston, MA - The Orpheum
11-07 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
11-08 Baltimore, MD - Ramís Head Live
11-09 Ithaca, NY - Cornell University, Barton Hall
11-11 Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre
11-24 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
11-25 San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
11-29 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
11-30 Seattle, WA - The Moore Theatre
Steve Henderson on 09/02/08 - 10:11 AM
The Decemberists' Picaresque is Amazon MP3's deal of the day, going for only $2.99.
Steve Henderson on 06/27/08 - 07:31 AM
Listen to "Engine Driver" from Colin Meloy's new solo album here.
Steve Henderson on 03/28/08 - 06:31 PM
The Decemberists are playing a free show at Chicago's Millenium Park with the Grant Park Orchestra on July 18th.

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Jared Kaufman on 07/12/07 - 06:51 AM
The Decemberists' summer tour dates can be seen below.
Tour DatesJune 16: Manchester, Tenn. (Bonnaroo Festival)
July 7: Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl, w/ L.A. Philharmonic, Band Of Horses)
July 13: Atlanta (Chastain Park, w/ Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
July 14: Columbia, Md. (Merriweather Post Pavilion, w/ Baltimore Symphony
Orchestra)
July 15: Philadelphia (Mann Center for the Performing Arts, w/ Mann Festival
Orchestra)
July 16: New York (Central Park Summerstage, w/ Grizzly Bear)
July 18: Chicago (Jay Pritzker Pavillion, w/ Grant Park Orchestra)
July 22: Troutdale, Ore. (Edgefield Winery, w/ Menomena)

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Rohan Kohli on 04/20/07 - 07:50 AM
The Decemberists, The Dandy Warhols and Britt Daniel (Spoon) are some of the artists that will be contributing to an all covers album entitled Bridging The Distance: A Portland, OR Covers Compilation, which has been given an April 17th release date.

Track Listing
01. The Decemberists - 'Think About Me' (Fleetwood Mac)
02. Pat MacDonald - 'The Harder They Come' (Jimmy Cliff)
03. The Joggers - 'Long Distance Runaround' (Yes)
04. The Snuggle Ups - 'Dancing in the Dark' (Bruce Springsteen)
05. The Thermals - 'Tangerine' (Led Zeppelin)
06. Christopher Walla - 'Shattered Dreams' (Johnny Hates Jazz)
07. Viva Voce - 'Eye in the Sky' (The Alan Parsons Project)
08. The Minus 5 - 'That...
Jared Kaufman on 03/23/07 - 06:40 AM
Kill Rock Stars will be releasing a Decemberists DVD on March 20th entitled The Decemberists: A Practical Handbook. It will feature a live show as well as a documentary on the band and several of their music videos.
Paul Tao on 12/14/06 - 03:48 PM
Album Reviews
View this review.Long Live the King
By harley7733
View this review.The King is Dead
By Ian Walker
View this review.The Hazards of Love
By Travis Parno

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