The Decemberists Announce New Album, Share New Single ‘Joan in the Garden’

    The Decemberists have announced their first album in six years, As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again. The follow-up to I’ll Be Your Girl is slated for release on June 14 through YABB/Thirty Tigers. The four-part double LP was produced by lead singer Colin Meloy and Tucker Martine. It includes the previously released single ‘Burial Ground’, featuring the Shins’ James Mercer, and REM’s Mike Mills also appears on the record. New single ‘Joan in the Garden’ is a 19-minute epic that serves as the album’s closing track. Listen to it and find the album’s details below.

    “‘Joan in the Garden’ has been kicking around as an idea since the I’ll Be Your Girl sessions,” lead singer Colin Meloy explained in a statement. “I got into a Joan of Arc kick after reading Lydia Yuknavitch’s beautifully batshit novel The Book of Joan. I wanted to make my own version of Joan — but the song that came was as much about the creative process as it was about the actual woman, about angelic visitation and creative visitation and the hallucinogenic quality of both.”

    As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again Cover Artwork:

    As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again Tracklist:

    1. Burial Ground
    2. Oh No!
    3. The Reapers
    4. Long White Veil
    5. William Fitzwilliam
    6. Don’t Go to the Woods
    7. The Black Maria
    8. All I Want Is You
    9. Born to the Morning
    10. America Made Me
    11. Tell Me What’s on Your Mind
    12. Never Satisfied
    13. Joan In The Garden

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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