Iron & Wine: Free Downloads


"The Trapeze Swinger" from upcoming Around The Well
The Shepherd's Dog Alternate Tracks

Collecting songs ranging from out-of-print to never-before-released, Around the Well (set for release on Sub Pop May 19, 2009) spans Iron & Wine's earliest sessions which yielded the band's debut (2002's The Creek Drank the Cradle) through material recorded for 2007's The Shepherd's Dog. The double-disc Around the Well collection is broken up into two sections. The first half is an assortment of hushed home recordings, unedited and raw, and the second highlights moments captured in the confines of proper studios with the help of other musicians, friends and engineers.

The album's title comes from a line in the song "The Trapeze Swinger," a fan favorite which was written for and included in the 2004 movie "In Good Company." Three more songs written and recorded for the film finally make their appearance here as well: "Belated Promise Ring," "God Made the Automobile" and "Homeward, These Shoes." Around the Well also brings together hard-to-find covers such as The Flaming Lips' "Waitin' for a Superman" and New Order's "Love Vigilantes," along with one of Iron & Wine's earliest originals, "Sacred Vision." In support of Around the Well, this May Iron & Wine will perform ten intimate shows in five cities. In addition, Iron & Wine have begun work on the follow-up to The Shepherd's Dog and plan to release a new album in spring, 2010.

Iron & Wine tour dates available here.

[Published on: 4/17/09]

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jacoyle1 Fri 4/17/2009 10:36AM
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I love free downloads !

Matty Boh starstarstarstarstar Fri 4/17/2009 10:48AM
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Sam Beam for President 2016

JonSoda starstarstarstarstar Fri 4/17/2009 01:01PM
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sam beam- i love this guy!

Dire46daysWolf Fri 4/17/2009 01:18PM
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very chill laid back music i especially dig the xylophone

phunkle Fri 4/17/2009 07:06PM
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really dig trapeze swinger. and of course, everything else he does too...

rainydaywomen420 starstarstarstarstar Sun 4/19/2009 08:24PM
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iron & wine is the truth, absolutely fucking breathtaking live show, the waiting for superman cover is tits

Treetophigh Mon 4/20/2009 05:56PM
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sam beam is the deal

what a beard....