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The Decemberists announce new album, stream lead single

04 November 2014, 22:25 | Written by Maya Hambro

Following the announcement of their new album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, The Decemberists have streamed the lead single from the LP "Make You Better".

The announcement follows lead singer Colin Meloy's foray into busking in New York during CMJ last month, which acted as a suitably intimate teaser for the new album, their first since The King Is Dead, almost four years ago.

Take a listen to "Make It Better" and check out the tracklist and tourdates below:

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”

Tour Dates:
2/11 Dublin, Ireland Vicar Street
2/13 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy Glasgow
2/14 Leeds, UK O2 Academy Leeds
2/16 Bristol, UK O2 Academy Bristol
2/17 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
2/18 Birmingham, UK The Institute
2/20 Brighton, UK Brighton Dome Concert Hall
2/21 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton
2/23 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso
2/24 Brussels, Belgium AB
2/25 Nijmegen, Netherlands Doornroosje
2/26 Berlin, Germany Astra Kulturhaus
2/28 Zürich, Switzerland Kaufleuten
3/01 Milan, Italy Magazzini Generali

What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World is out 19 January via Rough Trade

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