The Decemberists have recently released What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. Now, they’ve shared a video for “Cavalry Captain” from the album. The song recasts the band as proponents of a new age religion which they have named Decemberism.
The band have said the spiritual benefits of the religion is joy and pleasure, “an end to all those names they call you, alienation from the majority of people,”
Pitchfork reported that “A telephone number in the video description (971-23-ALIVE) refers callers to the Institute for the Research and Expansion of Decemberism Worldwide, and instructs them to leave their most ardent wishes; those who leave messages will get a text referring them to the Decemberism website.”
You can watch the video below.