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The Decemberists Announce “What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World” Tracklist

Tour Slated for Early 2015

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Early today, The Decemberists gave us a listen to “Make You Better,” the first track from their forthcoming album What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. Now there’s a tracklist to go with that. The release features, “12/17/12,” a song inspired by the terrible Newton school shootings.

“The first songs were highly personal, a change from the strong narrative thrust that has characterized much of The Decemberists’ work,” says frontman Colin Meloy via press release. “Having a family, having kids, having this career, getting older – all of these things have made me look more inward.”

Check out the band’s tracklist and upcoming tour dates below. What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World is due out Jan 20 on Capitol.


1. The Singer Addresses His Audience

2. Cavalry Captain

3. Philomena

4. Make You Better

5. Lake Song

6. Till The Water Is All Long Gone

7. The Wrong Year

8. Carolina Low

9. 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



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