FOLLOW UP TO 2008'S THE HAZARDS OF LOVE OUT JANUARY 18
The Decemberists have
announced a January 18, 2011 release date for their new album The King Is Dead (Capitol
Records, EMI). Rough Trade Records will be releasing The King Is Dead in the UK and Europe on January 17.
The album—a set of 10 concise, country-based songs—marks a deliberate turn towards simplicity after the band’s
wildly ambitious and widely acclaimed 2009 song-cycle The Hazards of Love. Produced once again by
Tucker Martine, The King Is Dead features special guest appearances by Gillian Welch on seven
tracks and legendary R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck on three tracks.
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The Decemberists will be performing the album’s lead single “Down by the Water” on Conan O’Brien’s newly
launched late show Conan on TBS on November 18. “Down by the Water” will be released digitally on
November 16. A pre-order of The King Is Dead will launch at Decemberists.com beginning November
1. Don't Carry It All
2. Calamity Song
3. Rise to Me
4. Rox in the Box
5. January Hymn
6. Down by the Water
7. All Arise!
8. June Hymn
9. This is Why We Fight
10. Dear Avery
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