World Travels Fast
Dec 15, 2009

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Released by: Listening Party

Decibully self-released this album following two full-lengths on Polyvinyl. Band member Nick Sanborn spent time in Headlights and is now one-half of Sylvan Esso.

Vinyl pressing is now out of print.

The 13 songs on World Travels Fast, the fourth full-length from Milwaukee indie-folk outfit Decibully, are indeed well traveled. Following a twisting path that spanned years, continents, and record labels, the band emerged with a record that is uncompromising and remarkably focused.

Recorded in basements from Milwaukee to Armenia, and in the haunting expanse of an abandoned malted milk factory, the album is the band's first release since 2005’s critically lauded Sing Out America!

Featuring contributions from the band's Milwaukee musical bretheren including members of The Championship, Wooden Robot, Juniper Tar and Celebrated Working Man, World Travels Fast documents the band fully embracing musical collaboration.

The result is 53 minutes of rich sonic landscapes, brash experimentation, and hook-laden pop. This six-piece has honed an energetic and ultimately more rocking approach to its music in the album's four year gestation period, yet maintained the earnest and dynamic approach to Americana they've spread here and abroad on tours with Lucero, Owen, Califone and Shearwater.

This dedication to touring and a desire to connect with its audience has led to many of the lyrical themes. Though hardly a concept record, several of the songs explore the many ways that we communicate on a rapidly shrinking planet.

Decibully includes members of Headlights and The Promise Ring.


  • 1
    Broken Glass
  • 2
    Live by the Lake
  • 3
    Don't Believe the Hype
  • 4
    Little White Girl
  • 5
    Get In the Car
  • 6
    Let's Not Fight
  • 7
    Hour of Noise
  • 8
    World Travels Fast
  • 9
    Somewhere in the World
  • 10
    I Won't Be Without
  • 11
    Baby's Mama
  • 12
    Weakest Kind of Heart
  • 13
    If I Don't Work

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