As previously reported, The Decemberists will unveil their third release of 2011, a new EP called Long Live the King, on November 1st via Capitol Records. The six-track collection comprises mostly acoustic cuts recorded around the same time as the band’s recent LP The King Is Dead, along with a cover of Grateful Deads Row Jimmy. Right now, you can stream the EP’s opening track, “E. Watson”, at Paste.
In other news, frontman Colin Meloy reveled last week that keyboardist Jenny Conlee’s cancer is in remission. Conlee was diagnosed with breast cancer last May.
Long Live the King EP Tracklist:
01. E. Watson
03. Burying Davy
04. I 4 U & U 4 Me
05. Row Jimmy (Grateful Dead cover)