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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 »

Not that many people released music videos in the first week of the year, though I can’t quite figure out why. The world is back at work, it’s cold outside, and we need flashy images to occupy our eyeballs this time of year. Do your job, makers of music videos! A few intrepid souls did,… More »

In an interview about the fourth Iron & Wine studio album, Kiss Each Other Clean, Sam Beam told SPIN he’d planned to make his major label debut, “more of a focused pop record.” To his ears Kiss “sounds like the music people heard in their parent’s car growing up… that early-to-mid-’70s FM, radio-friendly music.” That,… More »

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Iron & Wine – “Albuquerque” (Neil Young Cover)

Over the years, Iron & Wine has (d)evolved into this overgrown jam-band entity that grosses me out and makes me sad -- but it wa…
Chris DeVille | September 9, 2015 - 11:59 am

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…
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
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
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2013 - 10:27 am

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 star…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,”…
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…
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'…
Tom Breihan | January 31, 2013 - 10:35 am
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