The Decemberists recently announced the title of their new album via a busking session from Colin Meloy. However, for the finer details, the band decided to go down the more traditional route of "EXTREMELY DETAILED PRESS RELEASE."

What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World is set for release on January 19, 2015 via Rough Trade Records (UK & Europe) and January 20th via Capitol Records (US). The album's first single, 'Make You Better', can be heard below. It's a beaut.

  • Tracklist:
  • 01. The Singer Addresses His Audience
  • 02. Cavalry Captain
  • 03. Philomena
  • 04. Make You Better
  • 05. Lake Song
  • 06. Till The Water Is All Long Gone
  • 07. The Wrong Year
  • 08. Carolina Low
  • 09. Better Not Wake The Baby
  • 10. Anti-Summersong
  • 11. Easy Come, Easy Go
  • 12. Mistral
  • 13. 12/17/12
  • 14. A Beginning Song
  • Live Dates:
  • 11-02 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
  • 13-02 Glasgow, Scotland - O2 Academy Glasgow
  • 14-02 Leeds, England - O2 Academy Leeds
  • 16-02 Bristol, England - O2 Academy Bristol
  • 17-02 Manchester, England - Manchester Academy
  • 18-02 Birmingham, England - The Institute
  • 20-02 Brighton, England - Brighton Dome Concert Hall
  • 21-02 London, England - O2 Academy Brixton
  • 23-02 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
  • 24-02 Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
  • 25-02 Nijmegen, Netherlands - Doornroosje
  • 26-02 Berlin, Germany - Astra Kulturhaus
  • 28-02 Zurich, Switzerland - Kaufleuten
  • 01-03 Milan, Italy - Magazzini Generali