New Live Iron & Wine – “Flightless Bird, American Mouth”

One of the most heart (and politically) achey songs on The Shepherd’s Dog is closer, “Flightless Bird, American Mouth”: Lost innocence, a fat cat, a grounded eagle. As we mentioned while getting premature on the album, Iron & Wine live can be a sketchy affair if he’s backed by that Grateful Dead-style band, so it’s nice to see Sam and only Sam on this lovely take on that very lovely closer.

That said, he does seem a tad lonely without his bird-loosing dancers.

The Shepherd’s Dog is out on Sub Pop.