Iron And Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean

This new Iron & Wine single, “Walking Far From Home,” was released this past week as a limited-edition Record Store Day Black Friday single. (The song also appears on Sam Beam & Co.’s antcipated fourth full-length Kiss Each Other Clean, the first for new US label Warner Bros.) For the Black Friday 12″, “Walking”’s backed by two “exclusive” tracks, “Summer In Savannah” and “Biting Your Tail.” You can hear “Biting” over at Some Kind Of Awesome. (Note the Sufjan-style folksy electronics.) And here’s the more sweeping “Walking From Home.”


(Via We All Want Someone)

The “Walking From Home” 12″ is available for digital download 11/30. Kiss Each Other Clean is out 1/25 via Warner Bros. The tracklist:

01 “Walking Far From Home”
02 “Me And Lazarus”
03 “Tree By The River”
04 “Monkeys Uptown”
05 “Half Moon”
06 “Rabbit Will Run”
07 “Godless Brother In Love”
08 “Big Burned Hand”
09 “Glad Man Singing”
10 “Your Fake Name Is Good Enough For Me”

The cover:

Iron And Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean

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Comments (9)
  1. “Walking Far From Home” features his best lyrics since The Trapeze Swinger. This song is absolutely fantastic. Sounds great as an opener.

  2. I quite like this. Thanks for posting.

  3. I was really hoping that Bing would suggest “Iron OR Wine”.

    (Also, the song is great!)

  4. I want to like this.

    SO MUCH.

  5. this is a lot like A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall by Bob Dylan. a lot like it.

  6. The album covers are a lot like Thom Yorke’s ‘The Eraser.’

  7. I think it’s a great song. The production adds a lot of bits and pieces in the background to keep my interest through the repeating melody. I agree with Matt that the lyrics are very reminiscent of Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall,” (“I saw a white dog” especially jumped out at me). That said, I can get over that seeing as how these lyrics seem a bit more pastoral and the melody is so different.

  8. Summer in Savannah is the best thing I have heard from him. The instrumentation is very interesting, more of a tropical, rhythm and bass feel with very little guitar work.

  9. Sounds like they listened to the opening track of Roky Erickson’s ‘True Love Cast Out All Evil’ and just copied it. Anyone else agree?

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