One week ago today, Colin Meloy announced The Decemberists’ new album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World by busking new songs in front of a Brooklyn mural. Now, via a new teaser trailer, they’ve confirmed the album’s January 20th, 2015 release date. The video also includes a snippet of the album’s first single, “Make Me Better”, with a teaser for “more to come Monday.”
What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World serves as The Decemberists’ seventh studio album and the follow-up to 2011’s The King Is Dead. For further previews, watch video of Meloy performing “Carolina Low” and “Lake Song”.