MusicMonday: The Decemberists - "The King Is Dead" / "Down By The Water"

"The King is Dead", the new album by Oregon band The Decemberists has been pretty much playing non-stop since I bought it last week.

Unfortunately there's not a proper music video for any songs yet, except for two official live videos - and then this video of very cool photographs (also inspires the album art work). The photographs have been put together with texts in a lovely and atmospheric video collage over the song "Down By The Water". This video is included in the deluxe box edition.


Neither the songs featured live or "Down By The Water" are my favorites from the album - although I like them all. One I can't get enough of right now is "This Is Why We Fight", which seems quite fitting during the protests in Egypt.