Published Sep 11, 2015Long-running indie folk troupe the Decemberists have announced they'll soon be following up their early 2015 full-length, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, with an EP of extra tracks recorded during the same sessions. Their Florasongs lands October 9 via Capitol.
A post on the group's website explains that the five-song set comprises material that had to be left off their last full-length release. Reason being, it would have made the record just too damn long. As such, the remaining material has been collected onto 10-inch vinyl, CD and in digital packages as Florasongs.
"You may not know this, but nineteen songs were recorded for WATW,WABW, each one of them a contender," the band wrote, adding, "Since there are very few records in existence that merit a nineteen-plus song tracklist (e.g. Tusk, Zen Arcade, and nope, thats it), we mercifully whittled it down to fourteen tracks."
Down below, you'll find a stream of Florasongs' opening cut, "Why Would I Now?," a tracklisting, and a batch of fall U.S. concert dates. You can pre-order the Decemberists' new EP over here.
1 .Why Would I Now?
3. Fits & Starts
4. The Harrowed and the Haunted
09/23 Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavillion *
09/24 Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre %
09/25 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall %
09/27 Franklin, TN - Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival
09/28 Louisville, KY - Iroquois Ampitheater $
09/29 Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre At Old National Centre $
09/30 Madison, WI - Overture Center $
10/02 Dallas, TX - Majestic Theatre $
10/03 Austin, TX - ACL Live At The Moody Theater $
10/04 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
10/11 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
* with tUnE-yArDs
% with Lucius
$ with Olivia Chaney