Portland’s The Decemberists have a new album coming out in 2011 and recently at both Bumbershoot and MFNW, they debuted a handful of new tunes, presumably off the new record.
From Consequence of Sound’s Alex Young (where you can listen to the new track “Rise To Me”), “What’s more, a YouTube search yields video of two other new songs, “Down by the Water” and “June Hymn”, and“Yellow Bonnet”. (Click on the songs’ corresponding links to check them out). And since The Decemberists have a new studio album due out next year, you can consider all of this a pretty in depth preview of what’s to come. The recording of “Rise to Me” comes courtesy ofmonkeydogpoz.”
There are many versions of “Down By the Water” floating around.