Decemberists Announce New EP florasongs

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The Decemberists have announced a new EP of B-sides, florasongs, due out on October 9. The release collects five songs that were left off the band’s 2014 release, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World.

“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 [What A Terrible World…] down to fourteen tracks,” the band said. The remaining songs include “Why Would I Know?,” a catchy, folk rock track that fits in perfectly with the vibe of The Decemberists’ latest releases. Stream the song below:

florasongs track list:
1. “Why Would I Now?”
2. “Riverswim”
3. “Fits & Starts”
4. “The Harrowed and the Haunted”
5. “Stateside”

The Decemberists fall tour dates:

September 23 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavillion *
September 24 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre %
September 25 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall %
September 27 – Franklin, TN @ Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival
September 28 – Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Ampitheater $
September 29 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre At Old National Centre $
September 30 – Madison, WI @ Overture Center $
October 2 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre $
October 3 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live At The Moody Theater $
October 4 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
October 11 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival

* with tUnE-yArDs
% with Lucius
$ with Olivia Chaney

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