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The Decemberists To Release New Florasongs EP October 9; Pre-order & “Why Would I Now?” Single Launch

September 11, 2015

New York, NY – (September 11, 2015) – The Decemberists have announced the October 9 release of a new 5-song EP, florasongs. The EP is a collection of b-sides from the sessions that produced their acclaimed seventh studio album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, which came out in January. Listen to the lead track “Why Would I Now?”

Four years separated the release of What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World and their chart-topping 2011 album The King Is Dead, and Rolling Stone remarked that The Decemberists were “a band refreshed, enriching its trademark folk rock.” The syndicated radio show Sound Opinions declared it “the first masterpiece of 2015,” while dubbing them “one of the most important bands of the last decade and a half.” The album’s lead single “Make You Better” reached #1 on the Triple-A radio charts.

The band have toured extensively throughout 2015 with dates continuing into the Fall including performances at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on September 25 and the Austin City Limits in October. See below for a full itinerary or visit

The Decemberists – Tour Dates:
September 23 – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion – Boston, MA *
September 24 – Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY ^
September 25 – Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY ^
September 27 – Pilgrimage Music Festival – Franklin, TN
September 28 – Iroquois Amphitheater – Louisville, KY ~
September 29 – Murat Theatre – Indianapolis, IN ~
September 30 – Overture Center – Madison, WI ~
October 2 – Majestic Theatre – Dallas, TX ~
October 3 – ACL Live at The Moody Theatre – Austin, TX ~
October 4 – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX
October 11 – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX

* with Tune-Yards
^ with Lucius
~ with Olivia Chaney