I'll make this short and sweet and just say that The Decemberists have released the opening track off their new album, 'The Rake's Song'. I'll let expert, Donovan, add his input if he feels its necessary.
The Decemberists - The Rake's Song
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Edit: The above song is actually the tenth song from the upcoming album. Addressing the actual track, I loved it when I heard the live version, and I love this version even more. The background singers when he declares "All right" are chilling. The lyrics are absolutely disturbing as well.