Indie-folk rockers The Decemberists have announced that their sixth studio album titled The King Is Dead will be released January 18th 2011.
The group opened for Neko Case and headliner Bob Dylan on the first day of the Bumbershoot Arts and Music Festival in Seattle back in September. During their set they debuted three new tracks from the upcoming album which featured some guitar work from R.E.M.‘s Peter Buck.
Here is the first single from the album – ‘Down By The Water’:
Head over to the band’s website for a FREE download of the above single in exchange for your email address.
You can also stream the album in it’s entirety now over at NPR Music.