Pitchfork reports that the Decemberists will perform live with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings on PBS’ Austin City Limits this Saturday, Oct. 22. But because everything can leak early to the web these days, we have footage of the band tackling two The King is Dead cuts, “Calamity Song” and “Down By the River.” As expected, they absolutely nail the live performance, though we’re hopeful that Colin Meloy and company will debut some tunes off their upcoming Long Live the King EP, too. It’s due out Nov. 1. You can watch the two video clips below.
“Down By the Water” F. Gillian Welch