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This week’s Release Day Picks include records from Iron & Wine, Amos Lee and Big Red Machine.
Listen to “What Hurts Worse” the lead single from Iron & Wine’s upcoming EP.
Iron & Wine issued a video for the ‘Beast Epic’ track “Last Night” and confirmed additional new tour dates.
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).”
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Latest Iron & Wine Setlist
Iron & Wine at Southern Theatre
- Winter Prayers
- The Trapeze Swinger
- Flightless Bird, American Mouth
- Last Night
- Thomas County Law
- Arms of a Thief
- Grace for Saints and Ramblers
- What Hurts Worse
- Rabbit Will Run
- Naked as We Came
- Bitter Truth
- Passing Afternoon
- Call It Dreaming
- Pagan Angel And A Borrowed Car
- Someday the Waves
- Glad Man Singing
- Boy With A Coin
- Our Light Miles
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).
Acclaimed guitarist Mark Knopfler will embark on an extensive North American Tour next summer.
The Outlaw Music Festival 2018 season closed last night at the Hollywood Bowl, where Phil Lesh welcomed Margo Price and then sat-in with Willie Nelson & Family.
Phish’s Hampton Coliseum finale as part of Fall Tour 2018 on Sunday featured a masterful setlist, “Simple” for the ages, second encore and more.
Phish played the second of three Fall Tour 2018 shows at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia on Saturday night.
Perry Farrell joined Bob Weir & Wolf Bros for a Tom Petty cover and more at The Theatre At Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Thursday night.