The Decemberists Announce Release Date & Cover Art For The King Is Dead
The Decemberists have announced a January 18, 2011 release date for their new album The King Is Dead. The album—a set of 10 concise, country-based songs—marks a deliberate turn towards simplicity after the band’s last release The Hazards of Love.
Produced once again by Tucker Martine, The King Is Dead features special guest appearances by Americana luminary Gillian Welch on seven tracks and legendary R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck on three tracks.
Check out the album art below and catch The Decemberists performing the album’s lead single “Down by the Water” on “Conan” on TBS on November 18.