Available on January 18th, the package will include the record on both CD and 180 gram white vinyl, plus a DVD and hardcover book. There’l also be an art print from Carson Ellis and a unique Polaroid photo taken by photographer Autumn de Wilde during the band’s recording sessions in Oregon and Los Angeles.
All this doesn’t come cheap - the set is priced at $165 and limited to 2500 copies. More information is available via the band’s official website decemberists.com.
‘The King Is Dead’, the band’s sixth album and follow up to 2009’s ‘Hazards Of Love’, is set to feature REM’s Peter Buck on three tracks. The full rundown of the record reads:
1. Don’t Carry It All
2. Calamity Song
3. Rise to Me
4. Rox in the Box
5. January Hymn
6. Down By the Water
7. All Arise!
8. June Hymn
9. This Is Why We Fight
10. Dear Avery
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