Decemberists, The - As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again
Decemberists, The - As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again
Decemberists, The - As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again
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Release Date 14th June

Independent Shops Exclusive "Fruit Punch" Double LP Available Initially

For over 20 years, The Decemberists have been one of the most original, daring, and thrilling American rock bands. Their distinctive brand of hyperliterate folk-rock set them apart from the start, releasing nine full-length albums that are unbound by genre and highly ambitious. Now the beloved indie band is back with their first new album in six years, As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again - not only the longest Decemberists album to date (and their first intentional, proper double-LP) but also their most empathetic and accessible, its 13 songs like semaphores of mutual recognition for our fraught times and faint hope

Reuniting with producer Tucker Martine (R.E.M., Neko Case, Sufjan Stevens) who began working with the band on The Crane Wife, the album features R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, The Shins’ James Mercer and Lizzie Ellison on background vocals.

This, songwriter Colin Meloy will tell you proudly, is the best Decemberists albums and perhaps the ultimate realization of 22 years of work. In many ways, As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again feels like an aptly titled renewal for The Decemberists. The first full-length release on YABB Records, the band’s own label, after a run of nearly two decades with Capitol. As they were once, here are the Decemberists again, now an independent band empowered by singing stories that sound instantly familiar and convey some bit of hard-won wisdom.


Track Listing:

  1. Burial Ground

  2. Oh No!

  3. The Reapers

  4. Long White Veil

  5. William Fitzwilliam

  6. Don’t Go to the Woods

  7. The Black Maria

  8. All I Want Is You

  9. Born to the Morning

  10. America Made Me

  11. Tell Me What’s on Your Mind

  12. Never Satisfied 

  13. Joan in the Garden