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Posted Jan 16th, 2015 (11:13 am) by Stacie Sullivan
The Decemberists
The Decemberists
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The Decemberists hometown of Portland has declared January 20th "Decemberists Day" in honor of their upcoming release What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World.

What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World is due out early next week, and the band took to Facebook to announce that the city of Portland will be honoring the release. The band wrote:

"We're honored to have our release date, January 20th, officially declared as “Decemberists Day” in our collective hometown of Portland. We're not kidding, there's going to be a ceremony at City Hall where mayor Charlie Hales will present us with an official proclamation, penned by Lemony Snicket (so you know this is very serious). The free event, which you're all invited to, will also feature an unveiling of a collaborative art piece inspired by the album that was created by 50 local Portland artists and small businesses. We'll be performing a few songs for our new subjects so be sure to arrive by 2pm sharp.

Let us know if you have any suggestions of how one should commemorate ‪#‎DecemberistsDay‬!"

What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World will be released January 19th in the UK and January 20th in the U.S.

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