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[Listen] The Decemberists - "One Engine"

The Decemberists, after having had an incredibly successful and busy 2011, are already going strong in 2012. Having recorded with famed Irish folk legends The Chieftains on the Bob Dylan cover "When The Ship Comes In," the Portland indie rockers are going even further by contributing to the official soundtrack for the film adaptation of The Hunger Games. With The Decemberists, Arcade Fire, Kid Cudi, Neko Case, Glen Hansard, The Low Anthem, The Secret Sisters and many more contributing to the 16-track soundtrack, it's sure to be impressive. Today, The Decemberists' track for the album, titled "One Engine," has been made available to purchase on iTunes and can be streamed below, courtesy of Hypable.

Along with the release of The Decemberists' contribution, reports say that Arcade Fire's track "Abraham's Daughter" will be released on March 20th, three days before the release of the full soundtrack. After the jump, you can take a look at the full tracklisting for the album.

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Hunger Games Tracklist:
01. Taylor Swift (feat. The Civil Wars) – “Safe & Sound”
02. Taylor Swift – “Eyes Wide Open”
03. Arcade Fire – “Abraham’s Daughter”
04. Kid Cudi – “The Ruler & The Killer”
05. Miranda Lambert (feat. Pistol Annies) – “Run Daddy Run”
06. The Civil Wars – “Kingdom Come”
07. The Decemberists – “One Engine”
08. Glen Hansard – “Take the Heartland”
09. The Low Anthem – “Lover is Childlike”
10. Punch Brothers – “Dark Days”
11. Secret Sisters – “Tomorrow Will Be Kinder”
12. Birdy – “Just a Game”
13. Ella Mae Bowen – “Oh Come & Sing”
14. Jayme Dee – “Rules”
15. Carolina Chocolate Drops – “Reaping Day”
16. Neko Case – “Give Me Something I’ll Remember”

[Listen] The Chieftains feat. The Decemberists - "When the Ship Comes In" (Bob Dylan Cover)

The Chieftains' upcoming album Voice of Ages is set to feature some pretty significant guest appearances, including the likes of Bon Iver, The Decemberists, The Low Anthem, The Civil Wars and many more. We've already heard the Irish folk group's collaboration with Bon Iver, "Down in the Willow Garden," and today, their collaboration with The Decemberists has surfaced. The two bands have come together to cover Bob Dylan's "When the Ship Comes In," which you can listen to over at As well, below, you can listen to The Chieftains' collaborations with both Bon Iver and The Civil Wars.

[News] The Decemberists Announce Live Album

Since the release of their sixth studio album The King Is Dead, Portland indie-folk rockers The Decemberists have released three EPs, including an iTunes session, the Long Live the King EP, as well as their Live at Bull Moose EP. Now, the band are releasing yet another addition to their post-The King Is Dead collection. On March 13th, the band will be releasing their first-ever live album, titled We All Raise Our Voices To The Air (Live Songs 04.11-08.11). The live collection will include 20 songs taken from 12 different live performances from last summer, with songs taken from their entire discography.

The album will be released as a two-disc CD, vinyl, as well as digitally. After the jump, you can take a look at the entire track listing for the album.

We All Raise Our Voices To The Air (Live Songs 04.11-08.11) Tracklist:
Disc 1
01. The Infanta (5:15)
02. Calamity Song (3:57)
03. Rise To Me (4:55)
04. The Soldiering Life (3:58)
05. We Both Go Down Together (4:30)
06. The Bagman’s Gambit (8:05)
07. Down By The Water (3:59)
08. Leslie Ann Levine(4:15)
09. The Rake’s Song (3:34)
10. The Crane Wife 1, 2, and 3 (16:20)

Disc 2
01. Oceanside (3:15)
02. Billy Liar (6:33)
03. Grace Cathedral Hill (4:35)
04. All Arise! (4:30)
05. Rox In The Box (3:15)
06. June Hymn (4:20)
07. Dracula’s Daughter > O Valencia! (5:49)
08. This Is Why We Fight (4:35)
09. The Mariner’s Revenge Song (10:20)
10. I Was Meant For The Stage (10:00)

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[News] The Chieftains collaborate with Bon Iver, The Decemberists, and more

The Chieftains are to celebrate their 50th year in 2012 with a new studio album featuring collaborations with a host of, as they put it, "like-minded musical visionaries and kindred spirits." to answer your obvious question of "who are these kindred spirits?!", here you go: Titled Voice of Ages, it's set to feature the collaborative efforts of Justin Vernon and Bon Iver, The Decemberists, Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Civil Wars, Paolo Nutini, The Low Anthem, The Secret Sisters, and Lisa Hannigan and many more. To me, it sounds like a musical cauldron of promiscuity that will result in musical babies of joy, but that's just me.

Along with that the band have announced a rather large tour of the U.S. for early next year rolling into the UK later in 2012 for more dates. Check them out after the jump.

Voice of Ages is set for release on the 21st of February through Hear/Concorde.

The Chieftains 2012 Tour Dates:

02/17 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Campbell Hall
02/18 – Aliso Viejo, CA @ Soka Performing Arts Center
02/19 – Tucson, AZ @ Centennial Hall
02/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Davis Symphony Hall
02/22 – Davis, CA @ Jackson Hall/Mondavi Center
02/24 – Athens, GA @ Classic Center
02/25 – Birmingham, AL @ Alys Stevens POPAC
02/27 – Edmond, OK @ Armstrong Auditorium PAC
02/28 – Forth Worth, TX @ Bass Hall
02/29 – San Antonio, TX @ Lila Cockrell Theatre
03/02 – Chicago, IL @ Orchestra Hall
03/03 – Cedar Falls, IA @ Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
03/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orchestra Hall
03/06 – Carmel, IN @ The Palladium
03/07 – Kansas City, MO @ Helzberg Hall
03/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kimmel Center
03/10 – Newark, NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
03/12 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Sandler PAC
03/14 – Boston, MA @ Symphony Hall
03/16  - Washington, DC @ Kennedy Center
03/17 – New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall
05/29 – Dublin, IE @ Grand Canal Theatre
06/01 – Brighton, UK @ Dome
06/02 – Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall
06/03 – Cardiff, UK @ St. David’s Hall
06/05 – Birmingham, UK @ Symphony Hall
06/06 – Sheffield, UK @ City Hall
06/08 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall
06/10 – Liverpool, UK @ Philharmonic Hall
06/12 – York, UK @ Barbican
06/13 – Manchester, UK @ The Bridgewater Hall
06/15 – Newcastle, UK @ City Hall
06/16 – Glasgow, UK @ Clyde Auditorium

[Listen] The Decemberists - "Sonnet"

The Decemberists' upcoming Long Live the King EP is set for release in only a matter of days, and, up to this point, five of the EP's six tracks have been made available for streaming. We've heard "I 4 U & U 4 Me," "Foregone," "Burying Davy," "E. Watson" as well as the band's cover of the Grateful Dead's "Row Jimmy," and now, courtesy of The Huffington Post, you can listen to the EP's closer "Sonnet" in its entirety.

So, there you have it, the entire EP has made its way online days before the EP has even been released. Either way, you can listen to "Sonnet" in the player below, and Long Live the King is out on November 1st via Capitol.

[Listen] The Decemberists - "I 4 U & U 4 Me"

Another new track for you to enjoy today and it's from The Decemberists, again! They continue to debut a new track each day as the release of their new EP Long Live the King which drops on November 1st. Yesterday we heard "Forgone" and "Burying Davy" whilst previously we got to hear "E. Watson". Today comes the turn of "I 4 U & U 4 Me". Give preview number 4 a listen below and look out for the EP when it drops next week.

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[Listen] The Decemberists - "Foregone" x "Burying Davy"

Just two days ago we got to hear the second preview of what was to come from the new EP Long Live the King from The Decemberists. Today we get two more. Yes, two whole new tracks leaving just two that won't have been heard prior to the EP release next week on November 1st. First up is "Forgone" which you can head over here to check out courtesy of our buddies at Antiquiet. Next up is a track titled "Burying Davy" which is available for your listening pleasure over on Rolling Stone. Seriously wondering if we'll have the entire EP prior to release!?

If you missed the other tracks they're up for listening here ("E. Watson") and here ("Row Jimmy").

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[Listen] The Decemberists - "E. Watson"

As we previously reported, The Decemberists are to release a follow up to their warmly received The King is Dead LP with an EP featuring some leftovers. We already had a listen to their Grateful Dead Cover of "Row Jimmy" and today you can listen to another track set to feature on the EP, "E. Watson". You can listen to the track over on Paste. We'd embed it but Brightcove players suck hard. Seriously.

The EP titled Long Live the King is set to drop on Halloween/November 1st via Capitol Records.

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