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The Decemberists Return From Hiatus With New Album

The Decemberists have ended their 2-year hiatus with the announcement of a brand new album. Titled What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, the album is set to be released at an unspecified date.

To announce the album’s impending release, a mural was unveiled in Williamsburg, Brooklyn bearing the album’s name and likely cover. At the unveiling, lead Decemberist Colin Meloy appeared to play a new song, “Make You Better,” as well as “The Engine Driver” from the band’s 2005 album Picaresque.

What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World is the followup to the band’s 2011 hit album The King Is Dead. Meloy published a book series, The Wildwood Chronicles, in between recording these albums.

Watch video of Meloy’s performances below:

“Make You Better”:

“The Engine Driver”:

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