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New Music: The Decemberists – “The Crane Wife 1, 2 & 3” (Demo)

BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 27: Colin Meloy of The Decemberists performs live for fans at the 2016 Byron Bay Bluesfest on March 27, 2016 in Byron Bay, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

In honor of the Decemberists’ recent ten year anniversary of The Crane Wife, the band has released a demo for “The Crane Wife 1, 2 & 3.” The song will officially be released on December 9th as a part of the band’s five-LP deluxe anniversary edition box set of the album, complete with a number of other demos, alternative versions, b-sides, bonus tracks, and outtakes.

The song features Decemberists’ frontman Colin Meloy’s yearning vocals over a gentle, meandering acoustic guitar line that flows seamlessly into each section of multi-part album track. Listen below.