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Iron & Wine – “Everyone’s Summer Of ’95” Video

Earlier this year, Sam Beam’s beard-folk project Iron & Wine released the old-unreleased-songs collection Archive Series Volume No. 1, compiling music that Beam recorded around the same time as he made his 2002 debut The Creek Drank The Cradle. One of those songs was the lovely, minimal “Everyone’s Summer Of ’95,” and it now ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Iron & Wine And Ben Bridwell – “Bullet Proof Soul” (Sade Cover) & “No Way Out Of Here” (Unicorn Cover)

Earlier this month, Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam and Band Of Horses’ Ben Bridwell announced that they would be releasing a covers album called Sing Into My Mouth. They’ve just shared the first two tracks from the record to coincide with their appearance on Letterman last night. One of them is a cover of Sade’… More »

By: James Rettig / April 16, 2015 - 9:03 am

David Letterman’s Final Weeks Of Musical Guests Include Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Dave Matthews Band

Considering he’s been a late night host for over three decades, surely David Letterman wants to go out with a bang. Though he announced the retirement news last year, Letterman only recently officially set the date for his last appearance for Wednesday, 5/20. More »

By: Caitlin White / April 13, 2015 - 12:39 pm

Watch Iron & Wine’s Concert Film Dreamers And Makers Are My Favorite People

Sam Beam of Iron & Wine already shared a trailer for the short film he created in conjunction with Picture Show, and today the whole thing is available to stream. Titled Dreamers & Makers Are My Favorite People, the video focuses on a show that Beam played last October at the incredibly remote Jerry RunMore »

By: Caitlin White / March 13, 2015 - 1:20 pm

Stream Iron & Wine Archive Series Volume No. 1

On the heels of Sufjan Stevens returning to his whispery folk roots, Sam Beam of Iron & Wine is also giving fans a glance back into the past with the release of Archive Series Volume No. 1. Billed as a companion album to Beam’s 2002 debut The Creek Drank The Cradle, the singer told BillboardMore »

By: Caitlin White / February 17, 2015 - 11:58 am

Iron & Wine – “Everyone’s Summer Of ’95”

Sam Beam, aka Iron & Wine, has announced that he’ll be putting out a series of archival recordings, starting with Archive Series Volume No. 1 next month. The sixteen Iron & Wine tracks contained on the release come from around the same time as his 2002 debut The Creek Drank The Cradle. You can liste… More »

By: James Rettig / January 8, 2015 - 7:05 pm

Steve Reich & Philip Glass Bury The Hatchet For Nonesuch’s 50th

Tastefully curated Warner Bros. subsidiary Nonesuch turns 50 this year and is still going strong (next week they may very well have the #1 album in the country with the Black Keys’ Turn Blue). And this September the label will celebrate its anniversary with a three-week series of concerts at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 15, 2014 - 10:21 am

Watch Iron & Wine, Calexico, Kathleen Edwards & Glen Hansard Cover “Fairytale Of New York” On Fallon

Fairytale Of New York,” the 1987 duet from the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, is the best Christmas song ever recorded, and I will not hear any arguments to the contrary. Last night, a roots-music all-star crew got together on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to cover the song. Iron And Wine’s Sam Beam sang the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2013 - 10:27 am

Backtrack: Various Artists The Golden Apples Of The Sun

Looking back, it’s actually difficult to capture just how weird and momentous the freak folk movement of the first half of the 2000s felt. It wasn’t cobbled together so much as it was a united front of weirdos that were obsessed with their own skewed vision of the past — AM radio gold sat comfortably… More »

By: Sam Hockley-Smith / September 25, 2013 - 4:28 pm

Iron & Wine – “Rattling Bone”

Sam Beam, bka Iron & Wine gets his lighthearted-Tom Waits on for “Rattling Bone” from the The Lone Ranger companion album. The Disney reboot stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer and is directed by Gore Verbinski, who previously worked with Depp on Pirates Of The Caribbean. Verbinski also flexed his music muscles by co-producing the… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 27, 2013 - 5:09 pm

Watch Iron And Wine Play Kimmel

Last night, Sam Beam brough Iron And Wine’s lush and accessible indie-folk to the big outdoor stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live. And Beam rolled deep, bringing the biggest and most expansive backing band I’ve ever seen him use. Beam’s supporting players included a string section, a horn section, and a full complement of backup singers,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 25, 2013 - 10:31 am

Watch Iron And Wine Play Conan

When Sam Beam visited Conan as the show’s musical guest last night, he brought plenty of help with him. In this case, Beam’s Iron And Wine project was a total mob: A string quartet, a trio of background singers, and another trio of horn players, as well as the standard guitar/bass/drums/keyboard configuration. On the show… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2013 - 10:50 am

Watch Iron & Wine Play Fallon

In support of their latest album Ghost on Ghost, Iron & Wine played Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night. Check out the band’s performance of “Grace for Saints and Ramblers” below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / April 27, 2013 - 1:36 pm

Iron And Wine – “Joy” Video

According to director Hayley Morris, she made her video for “Joy,” a delicate song from Iron And Wine’s new album Ghost On Ghost, by “projecting hand-painted water color animations into stop-motion landscapes.” This sounds like an incredible amount of work! And in so doing, she created a sense of fragile and otherworldly beauty that she… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 12, 2013 - 2:34 pm

Stream Iron And Wine Ghost On Ghost

Sam Beam’s built the name of his Iron And Wine project through earnest, unadorned folk-rock. But the first two track we’ve heard from his new album Ghost On Ghost, “Lovers’ Revolution” and “Grace For Saints And Ramblers,” are loose and jazzy things. Today, we learn whether the whole album sounds like that or whether the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 8, 2013 - 11:08 am

Iron And Wine – “Hard Times Come Again No More”

Iron And Wine have a new album called Ghost On Ghost coming out soon, and the two songs we’ve heard from it, “Lovers’ Revolution” and “Grace For Saints And Ramblers,” are both loose and jazzy things, far removed from the rootsy, wistful folk-rock that made Same Beam an indie-household name. So if you’ve been missing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 29, 2013 - 11:17 am

Iron And Wine – “Grace For Saints And Ramblers”

Sam Beam’s Iron And Wine will release a new album called Ghost On Ghost, and we’ve already heard the curiously jazzy first single “Lovers’ Revolution,” as well as live versions of a couple of other joints. And now Beam has shared another one called “Grace For Saints And Ramblers,” a song that advances the impressio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 25, 2013 - 11:55 am

Hear Iron & Wine Debut “Caught In The Briars” & “The Waves Of Galveston” On Austin’s KUTX

Last month, Sam Beam, bka Iron & Wine, announced a spring album Ghost On Ghost. With it came “Lovers’ Revolution,” which Tom described as “closer to jazz-fusion than [he] ever imagined” he’d hear from Beam. But with new tracks “Caught In The Briars” and “The Waves Of Galveston,” which were debuted via Austin’ KUTX, it… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 8, 2013 - 12:29 pm

Iron And Wine – “Lovers’ Revolution” & Ghost On Ghost Details

Sam Beam’s breathy, easygoing indie-folk standouts Iron & Wine are back this spring with a new album called Ghost On Ghost, the follow-up to 2011’s Kiss Each Other Clean. They recorded the new album with frequent collaborator Brian Deck. Lead single “Lovers’ Revolution” is closer to jazz-fusion that I ever imagined Iron & Wine would… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2013 - 10:35 am

My Morning Jacket, Iron & Wine @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles 9/12/12

After kicking off their Circuital tour with a performance at KCRW and a brief stint with New Multitudes, Jim James and My Morning Jacket have hit the road again as it was the second of three nights at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. My Morning Jacket played a twenty-two song set including a few… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / September 13, 2012 - 3:11 pm
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