New Album: The Decemberists – What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World (2015/01/20) [Full Album Stream]

:: An adorable album!

The Decemberists return next week after a four-years hiatus with their seventh full-length What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, the follow-up to 2011’s The King Is Dead. The Portland-based indie-folk five-piece is comprised of Colin Meloy [vocals/guitar/songwriting], Chris Funk [guitar], Jenny Conlee [keys/piano/hammond organ/accordion], Nate Query [bass] and John Moen [drums].

What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World drops officially on January 20, 2015 via Capitol Records/Rough Trade. The album will be available as download, CD and Double 12″ vinyl LP as well as a Super Deluxe Box Set. You can buy digitally from iTunes or order your physical copy directly from distributor Rough Trade.

The album is streaming in its entirety over at The Guardian and iTunes Radio.

Make You Better was the first single taken from What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World. The music video for the song is directed by Bill Fishman and produced by Brett Kerr, check it out above. Album closing track A Beginning Song was unveiled by the band a few days ago. It comes with a lyric video directed by Adam Goodall & Jason Roark and produced by Targa Sahyoun, watch/listen above.

The Decemberists are touring Europe in February and they’re also playing a string of eighteen US shows in March and April. Check out the upcoming dates below and listen to the album tracks Lake Song and The Wrong Year.

Cover Art:
The Decemberists - What A Beautiful World (2015)

Tracklist:
01. The Singer Addresses His Audience
02. Cavalry Captain
03. Philomena
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
10. Anti-Summersong
11. Easy Come, Easy Go
12. Mistral
13. 12/17/12
14. A Beginning Song


Upcoming Tour Dates:
Wed 11 Feb 2015 // Dublin, Ireland // Vicar Street
Fri 13 Feb 2015 // Glasgow, UK // O2 Academy
Sat 14 Feb 2015 // Leeds, UK // O2 Academy
Mon 16 Feb 2015 // Bristol, UK // O2 Academy
Tue 17 Feb 2015 // Manchester, UK // Academy
Wed 18 Feb 2015 // Birmingham, UK // The Institute
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘The Decemberists’ on:
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Read more:
Drowned In Sound − Album Review: The Decemberists – What A Terrible World…

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