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The Decemberists get their first ever number one album

Fantastic result for The Decemberists who today have earned their first ever number one! Their widely acclaimed album ‘The King Is Dead’ was released by EMI’s Capitol Records in the US on January 18 and today debuts at the top of the Billboard Top 200 chart. The album has also given the band their highest career chart position in territories all over the world. In the UK and Europe it has been released through Rough Trade Records.

The Portland, Oregon-based band play the last of their three sold-out shows at New York’s Beacon Theatre tonight and have a string of dates in the US, Canada and Europe into March.  Full details are on the band’s website, andin the meantime check out their single ‘Down By The Water’:

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