The Decemberists will release a new EP, Traveling On, on December 14. The five-song EP—which will be available on 10” vinyl, CD, and as a digital album—is a collection of b-sides from the sessions that produced their inspired eighth studio album I’ll Be Your Girl, which came out in March. Listen to the title track “Traveling On,” which is available to stream or download today.
The track listing for the Traveling On EP is as follows:
1. Down On The Knuckle
2. I Will Not Say Your Name
3. Tripping Along (Full Band Version)
4. Midlist Author
5. Traveling On
I’ll Be Your Girl found the band—lead vocalist and guitarist Colin Meloy, guitarist Chris Funk, keyboardist Jenny Conlee, bassist Nate Query, and drummer John Moen—embracing different influences and working with a new producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Lana del Rey) to broaden their sonic range and explore new approaches to making music. The album featured the #1 Triple A radio hit “Severed.”