The Decemberists new release ‘The King Is Dead’ pays tribute to artists they love like R.E.M. and Neil Young. The Portland indie rock band dropped by Morning Becomes Eclectic to perform a live set in support of their sixth album. Watch an interview and a performance of ‘Down By The Water’ and other tracks via KCRW.com below.
The Decemberists appeared on NPR’s ‘World Cafe’ on Friday (January 21) to perform songs from their new album ‘The King Is Dead’. “I grew up steeped in that music,” frontman Colin Meloy told the show’s host David Dye. “I think it was coming through ‘Hazards of Love’ and playing this music I wasn’t steeped in as a kid but rather came to later on. I bounced back and kind of wanted to rediscover the music that I listened to as a kid.” Watch the Portland indie rock band performing ‘Calamity Song’, ‘Down By the Water’, ‘Rise to Me’ and ‘This Is Why We Fight’ at NPR.org.
The Decemberists have revealed plans for the follow-up to their 2009 album ‘The Hazards of Love’. The Portland, Oregon indie rock group will release their sixth studio album ‘The King Is Dead’ on January 18th via Capitol Records.
The track list for ‘The King is Dead’ is as follows:
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’
Colin Meloy and Chris Funk from The Decemberists visited ‘No. 1 Countdown’ on Fuse, talking about their new album ‘The Hazards of Love’, referring to the disc as a folk opera, and Colin’s wife Carson Ellis doing the band’s album artwork.
Video at Brightcove has since been removed.
Rock acts on television this week include:
The All-American Rejects, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Monday.
Shirley Manson of Garbage, who visits ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ (CBS) on Monday.
The Decemberists, who perform on ‘The Colbert Report’ (Comedy Central) on Monday.
REO Speedwagon and Styx, who perform on ‘The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet’ (FOX) on Tuesday.
Bang Camaro, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Wednesday.
Starsailor, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Thursday.
No Doubt, who perform on ‘Today’ on Friday.
The Decemberists performed in concert at Paradiso in Amsterdam, Holland on February 22nd. Check out pictures from WireImage.
The Decemberists are out with the video to their new single ‘O Valencia’, from the album ‘The Crane Wife’. Watch it via YouTube below.