Watch the Decemberists Debut Two New Songs in Concert
The Decemberists have been mostly quiet since the 2011 release of their album 'The King Is Dead.' But with a recent appearance on 'Parks and Recreation' and now a showing at the Boston Calling festival, it looks like the Portland indie band is staging a comeback.
Their performance at the music fest over the weekend marked their first show in three years. And they celebrated the occasion with two new songs: the first of which you can see above via far-from-stellar fan-made footage, and a more lively 'This Is Why We Fight' kinda tune. (Both remain untitled at this point.) You can watch footage of that one below.
The indie-folk group will headline a charity concert tomorrow in its native Portland to benefit a local school for autistic children. They'll perform their 2002 album 'Castaways and Cutouts' in its entirety at that show.
Colin Meloy told Rolling Stone back in November that "We've been hanging out, and I've been writing new material specifically for the band, so I expect sometime in the fairly near future that there will be a Decemberists record."
With these two new songs finally make their way to fans' ears, we're guessing there may be a new Decemberists album by year's end.