Colin Meloy Announces New Decemberists Album by Busking on the Street

It's called What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World.

Perhaps taking a tip from Erykah Badu's recent busking venture, the Decemberists' Colin Meloy took to the streets of Brooklyn to announce his band's new album What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. He had a little extra help, because he performed in front of a mural of the album's artwork. With an acoustic guitar, he performed "The Engine Driver" and a new song, apparently titled "Make You Better." Check out fan-shot video of both performances below - we'll keep you posted as we hear more about the record.

"Make You Better":

"The Engine Driver":