Published Sep 30, 2011This has been a year of ups and downs for Portland folk rockers the Decemberists, who topped the Billboard charts with their album The King Is Dead, saw one of their own get diagnosed with cancer, and greeted the release of a children's adventure novel. Now, the band have announced the latest development in their already busy year: an EP entitled Long Live the King, due out November 1 through Capitol Records.
According to a press release, this EP is "a mostly-acoustic set of six Americana-based songs, recorded around the same time as The King Is Dead." It includes a cover of the Grateful Dead's "Row Jimmy," which was previously released as the B-side to the band's "January Hymn" seven-inch. Listen to the track at the bottom of this page.
Long Live the King was produced by Tucker Martine, who also helmed The King Is Dead and 2009's The Hazards of Love, plus co-produced 2006's The Crane Wife. The EP will be available on vinyl, and you can see the tracklist below.
Long Live the King:
1. "E. Watson"
3. "Burying Davy"
4. "I 4 U & U 4 Me"
5. "Row Jimmy"