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    Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:37:10

    The Decemberists to Release "iTunes Session" on August 2nd - It's an informal, eight-song set

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    • The Decemberists - BOSTON, MA - MAY 24: Colin Meloy of the indie band The Decemberists performs to a sold out audience of 22,000 fans during a torrential downpour at the 2014 Boston Calling Music Festival at Boston City Hall Plaza on May 24, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.
    • The Decemberists - BOSTON, MA - MAY 24: Colin Meloy of the indie band The Decemberists performs to a sold out audience of 22,000 fans during a torrential downpour at the 2014 Boston Calling Music Festival at Boston City Hall Plaza on May 24, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.
    • The Decemberists - PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 24: Colin Meloy frontman of the indie band the Decemberists performs at the recording of radio show Q With Jian Ghomeshi live at Aladdin Theater on April 24, 2014 in Portland, Oregon.

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    One of my fave bands, The Decemberists, will release their exclusive iTunes Session on August 2nd. The eight-song set plays like an informal retrospective with new versions of songs that span The Decemberists' entire 10 years, from their very first EP 5 Songs ("Shiny") through their new chart-topping album The King Is Dead ("Calamity Song," "June Hymn," "This Is Why We Fight"). The set also includes songs from The Crane Wife ("Shankill Butchers") and The Hazards of Love ("The Hazards Of Love 4 (the drowned)"), as well as covers of Leonard Cohen's "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye" and Fruit Bats' "When U Love Somebody." The pre-order is available here. "June Hymn" will be available instantly upon purchase of the pre-order.
    The iTunes Session also serves as a potent reminder of the band's strength in a live setting. Recorded live in a Los Angeles studio, singer/guitarist Colin Meloy, guitarist Chris Funk, keyboardist/accordionist Jenny Conlee, bassist Nate Query, and drummer John Moen were joined by touring band member Sara Watkins, who contributes background vocals, fiddle and guitar.

    The track listing is as follows:

    1. Calamity Song
    2. Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
    3. Shankill Butchers
    4. June Hymn
    5. This Is Why We Fight
    6. Shiny
    7. The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)
    8. When U Love Somebody

    Are you going to nab The Decemberists iTunes Session?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    07.20.11




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