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New albums are out today from The War On Drugs, Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real, Iron & Wine, Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band and Gogol Bordello.
Listen to Sam Beam’s home recording of the Neil Young deep cut from the forthcoming Iron & Wine archival release.
Feast your ears on Sam Beam and Ben Bridwell’s gorgeous rendition of “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody).”
Watch the duo make their television debut and check out new tour dates and artwork for their forthcoming collaborative covers record.
The album, Sing Into My Mouth, features the duo performing 12 influential cover songs.
Watch the stirring final scene of NBC’s Parenthood featuring a new version of Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” by Iron & Wine & Rhiannon Giddens and listen to the full version.
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About Iron & Wine
Iron and Wine makes its Nonesuch Records debut with Ghost on Ghost in the US on April 16, 2013 (April 15 on 4AD in Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand). Ghost on Ghost is the fifth release from singer-songwriter Sam Beam, using the pen name Iron and Wine. The album was produced by Beam’s longtime associate Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Califone, Fruit Bats) and follows 2011’s Kiss Each Other Clean, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard chart to critical acclaim.
Rolling Stone said of Kiss Each Other Clean that “pop music hadn’t seen anything like it since the heyday of Cat Stevens,” while Pitchfork said it “more closely resembles the lush, gold-toned singer songwriter records of the late 60s and early 70s—Astral Weeks,Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”
For Ghost on Ghost, Beam sought to move from what he called the “anxious tension” of his two previous records. “This record felt like a reward to myself after the way I went about making the last few,” he says. Helping achieve Beam’s vision was a group of stellar musicians including Rob Burger, Steve Bernstein, Brian Blade, Curtis Fowlkes, Tony Garnier, Marika Hughes, Briggan Kraus, Maxim Moston, Tony Scherr, Doug Wieselman, Kenny Wolleson, and Anja Wood. Burger (Tin Hat Trio) has worked with Beam intermittently through the years and handled arrangements for strings and horns on Ghost on Ghost. For the album’s cover, Beam, who is also a visual artist, chose an image from the series “Private Views” by noted photographer Barbara Crane.
The first three Iron and Wine albums, released on Sub Pop, were The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002), Our Endless Numbered Days (2004), and The Shepherd’s Dog (2007).