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Iron & Wine’s The Shepherd’s Dog Cover

Sam Beam's latest is a brilliant collection of muddy ambiance and earthen largess, so the album cover floating around the net seemed to fit, sorta; a little less-than-stellar, but hey it looked woodsy and Beam's got beard, so whatever. Turns out that was all a sham, perpetrated by some avid, amateur, Iron-inspired artiste. More »

By: Stereogum / July 26, 2007

Iron & Wine Covers Radiohead

No surprise that "No Surprises" is shaping up to be one of OK Computer's most covered tracks; in addition to being unbelievably gorgeous, its spare and relatively imitable Yorke melody make it a top rate candidate for homage. This past month we brought you two -- the ethereal tribute by Marissa Nadler and the… More »

By: Stereogum / July 20, 2007

Pitchfork Music Festival 2007 [Saturday; 7/14] Rating: 8.1

No classic albums played in their entirety, but any fest day during which your mind is blown thrice is indeed a good fest day. As noted, there's a hipster agenda at play at Pitchfork Music Festival (duh), but the lineup is anything but hegemonic: Scottish shoegaze, coke rap, psych-folk, Yoko ... Saturday'… More »

By: Stereogum / July 16, 2007

Premature Evaluation: Iron & Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog

If you've never seen Iron & Wine live, Sam Beam's following may come as a surprise. Everybody knows the Floridian sports a big old beard. It always seemed more rural South (or Lungfish, maybe) than something to inspire Deadheads to Volkswagen-surf, but watching dozens of kids hippie dancing to "On Your Wings" and "Jesu… More »

By: Stereogum / June 22, 2007

New Iron & Wine – “Boy With A Coin”

Good news indie-folkers: the first single from bearded Sam Beam's LP number three is a knockout. "Boy With A Coin" sets multi-tracked Beams to a djembe, handclaps, and a fully realized production palette couching Sam's acoustic "African-sounding guitar thing" in traveling bass and wet, scene-setting electric guit work. No doubt Iron & Wine's working… More »

By: Stereogum / June 12, 2007
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