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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean

New Music Tuesday! Also a fun excerpt every week. Today was two new to me albums - but this one is new to everybody. How many of you have even heard of Iron and Wine before? Probably a reasonably small number. For those who don't know, Iron and Wine is one man - Samuel Beam. He is a singer/songwriter from South Carolina. He typically takes a different route in terms of releasing music. This is one of few albums that was made commercially available ever, let alone right away. Normally he does download only stuff from his website. Although he was born in and raised in SC, he moved to Florida to go to school and now resides in Austin, Texas. So he's seen a variety of areas in the south - and in my opinion samples a little bit of flavor from each of those areas. Samuel is also a very accomplished painter/artist in his own right. He attended VCU and Florida State on art scholarships. He's also used that background to create a couple of films. That's how he made money during his college days. He has been featured on a TON of soundtracks. There is a list out there some place - and I encourage you to find it if you feel you may have heard his tuneage before. I've heard a few songs from him in the past, and this doesn't vary too much from his usual work. It's very unique, and fun to listen to. I won't say it's amazing or anything - but for those who haven't heard his work, it's certainly worth a listen. You might really enjoy it.

1. Walking Far from Home
2. Me and Lazarus
3. Tree by the River, The
4. Monkeys Uptown
5. Half Moon
6. Rabbit Will Run
7. Brother in Love
8. Big Burned Hand
9. Glad Man Singing
10. Your Fake Name Is Good Enough for Me

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Walking Far From Home
2. Tree By The River
3. Rabbit Will Run

3.5 out of 5 stars

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