Exclusive Video + Stream: Decemberists on New Song

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Colin Meloy
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William Goodman

Decemberists frontman and songwriter Colin Meloy is a man of stories. Among them: "Record Year," a track off his band's new singles collection, Always the Bridesmaid.

SPIN.com caught up with the book-smart and bespectacled Meloy for a backstage chat at New York's Terminal 5 before the group's tour-opening gig last week. Watch the video below to see Meloy explain how loads of rainfall, the Roman Empire, and a failed relationship inspired this track.Also, stream the song in its entirety, uninterrupted, right here:

Now Hear This: "Record Year"

"Record Year" will be released Dec. 2 along with another new track, "Raincoat Song," as the final installment of the Always the Bridesmaid single series. The band released a total of five songs via two releases earlier this fall, all of which are available via iTunes.

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