The sleepy drizzly nature of Portland, Oregon is never shy of a few slow burning folky indie vibes. The Decemberists hail from said city and state, and following on from their 2011 Grammy nominated US number one album The King Is Dead, they have decided to stream their latest offering What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World. A band much attuned to their audiences during live shows (interaction featuring stories and performance), the main man Colin Meloy has said of the new album, “the idea was let’s give ourselves time and let the songs dictate what that cohesiveness would be. That was something we had never done. It was conceptual in the sense we wanted to to take away all concepts, and as an experiment take all the time we needed to make the record“. The album is ready to stream at iTunes radio or Guardian Music, give it a go here if you like it mellow.