While the Decemberists’ follow-up to 2009’s The Hazards of Love is set for January of next year — complete with R.E.M.’s Peter Buck guesting on 3 new tracks — Colin Meloy hasn’t been too shy to share a few previews on recent solo acoustic dates. Most recently, Meloy performed on KEXP’s CMJ stage over the weekend, where he played “June Hymn,” “Down by the Water,” and “Rise to Me” at the intimate gathering.
Thanks to YouTube users rac3m and codyswanson, we have some nice quality footage of the new tunes, so put on your favorite pair of horn-rimmed glasses and check out the clips below or at the links above.
“Down by the Water”
“Rise to Me”