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The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy Busked in Williamsburg and Announced Band’s New Album

He sang a new track from the project, "Make You Better"

Murder ballad aficionado Colin Meloy hung out in Brooklyn today, busking to promote the Decemberists’ upcoming record, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. Meloy was by himself, but he treated pedestrians to a new song, “Make You Better.” The performance was, naturally, promptly recorded and Instagramed.

The new album is their first since 2011’s The King is Dead, and a mural of the new project’s cover was painted on the wall behind Meloy. 


A video posted by Katie Burton (@peachypiedesigns) on Oct 10, 2014 at 9:19am PDT