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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 – “Godless Brother In Love” Video

Iron & Wine's Kiss Each Other Clean is nearly a year old now, but it's still giving. In the new video for the Kiss track…
Tom Breihan | January 3, 2012 - 11:50 am
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Watch Iron & Wine On The Tonight Show

Last night, Iron & Wine's Sam Beam brought his voluminous beard and his expansive backing band to the stage of The Tonight Show to perform…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2011 - 5:14 pm
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Check Out Record Store Day’s Black Friday Release List

One day a year just isn't enough for the people behind Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent vinyl retailers. So for the second…
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2011 - 11:07 am
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Watch Iron & Wine Perform Kiss Each Other Clean

Iron & Wine visited The Greene Space to perform all of Kiss Each Other Clean, in order, for the NPR Music First Listen series. Sam…
jessica | January 6, 2011 - 3:07 pm
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Iron & Wine – “Tree By The River”

The anticipated next album from Iron & Wine, Kiss Each Other Clean, is out in January. Sam Beam and co. released "Walking Far From Home"…
jessica | December 16, 2010 - 5:22 pm
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Iron & Wine – “Walking Far From Home” & “Biting Your Tail”

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…
brandon | November 29, 2010 - 9:54 am
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End Of The Road Festival 2010 In Photos

This past weekend Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, hosted the fifth annual End Of The Road Festival. This year’s lineup continued the festival’s peripheral…
Amrit Singh | September 13, 2010 - 4:19 pm
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Wilco, BSS, Sun Kil Moon To Play 2010 Olympics

Canada’s known for indie rock, so makes sense you’ll find plenty of homegrown talent (BSS, Stars) and international musicians (Wilco, Iron & Wine, Joan A…
brandon | October 13, 2009 - 4:15 pm
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Pygmalion 2009 In Photos

Some 90 acts descended upon Champaign-Urbana, IL this past weekend, performing across 14 venues and four days for the fifth annual Pygmalion Music Festival. We…
Amrit Singh | September 22, 2009 - 3:37 pm
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ATP NY 2009: Wayne’s World

Our second year at Kutsher's was rainier than the first, but that didn't matter so much to us or, seemingly, the other attendees: If anything,…
brandon | September 14, 2009 - 10:42 am
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Iron & Wine Perform A New Song (And A New Order Song) For Jimmy Fallon

Iron & Wine's Around The Well collection came out yesterday, but instead of playing something from it on Fallon, Sam Beam, his sister Sarah, and…
brandon | May 20, 2009 - 12:08 pm
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The Soft Bulletin Turns 10

Though they're clearly still going strong, ten years ago yesterday Oklahoma's favorite sons released their ninth and generally speaking most beloved album The Soft Bulletin.
brandon | May 18, 2009 - 3:04 pm
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Iron & Wine, Boss Hog, Boredoms Added to ATP NY

The Flaming Lips-curated ATP NY line-up gets some additions today, including sexy old timers Boss Hog, along with Boredoms performing Boredrum 2009, two different “Deer”…
brandon | May 1, 2009 - 2:14 pm
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New Iron & Wine – “Homeward These Shoes” (Stereogum Premiere)

Iron & Wine's Around The Well is a double CD (and triple LP) compilation of rarities, etc., due out next month. It spans the earliest…
brandon | April 28, 2009 - 10:26 am
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Iron & Wine Offers Jay Leno His “Flightless Bird, American Mouth”

Last January we saw Sam Beam perform “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” by his lonesome. A year later, he’s reprising The Shepherd’s Dog closer on Leno…
brandon | January 6, 2009 - 10:11 am
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SP20 Happened This Weekend

We've been telling you about Sub Pop's 20th Anniversary and attendant celebration party for a while now. This past weekend SP20 up and happened, and…
brandon | July 14, 2008 - 1:52 pm
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SP20: Sub Pop’s 20th Anniversary Benefit Festival Partial Lineup Announced

We mentioned Sub Pop's 20th Anniversary a ways back -- well, it's officially time to party (especially if you live in the Pacific Northwest). The…
brandon | April 15, 2008 - 3:36 pm
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Bonnaroo 2008 Lineup: Metallica And Pearl Jam, But No Led Zeppelin

digg_url = 'http://digg.com/music/Bonnaroo_2008_Lineup_Metallica_Pearl_Jam_Jack_Johnson'; After hints and clues, Bonnaroo's 2008 lineup's been announced. They've confirmed Lez Zeppelin, but not Led Zeppelin. Though Robert Plant…
brandon | February 5, 2008 - 7:59 pm
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