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Exclusive Stream: Decemberists' Spooky 'Burying Davy'

Preview a track from their outtakes EP, 'Long Live the King'

October 26, 2011 1:55 PM ET
The Decemberists, ‘Burying Davy’
The Decemberists, ‘Burying Davy’
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The Decemberists began 2011 with the release of The King Is Dead, their first Number One album. As the year winds down, the band are about to release Long Live the King, a collection of outtakes from the sessions that yielded the album, along with a cover of the Grateful Dead tune "Row Jimmy." The EP will hit stores on November 1st, but you can preview "Burying Davy," a spooky folk tune from the set, today.

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