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Iron and Wine Featured in New York Times

on (Apr 22, 2013)

Iron and Wine, aka singer-songwriter Sam Beam, spoke with New York Times writer James C. McKinley Jr. about the evolution of his songwriting, culminating in Iron and Wine's just-released fifth studio album, Ghost on Ghost.

"Some of the tracks on the new LP are built over jazz rhythms and walking bass lines; others are constructed over funk beats," writes the Times' McKinley. "The songs feature Motown chord progressions with R&B horn lines, string parts and rich layered backup harmonies reminiscent of John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s late arrangements.

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Record Store Day 7": "Next to Paradise" / "Dirty Dream"

on (Apr 20, 2013)

In honor of Record Store Day 2013, Iron and Wine releases a special, limited-edition 7" including two exclusive tracks unavailable anywhere else: "Next to Paradise" and "Dirty Dream." The 7" was cut by Bernie Grundman Studios and pressed at Pallas MFG in Diepholz, Germany. Pick up a copy today at your local record store or, for a limited time, online in the Iron and Wine Store.

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"Ghost on Ghost" Out Now

on (Apr 16, 2013)

Iron and Wine’s fifth album, Ghost on Ghost, is out now on CD, vinyl, and digitally via 4AD and Nonesuch Records. Produced by Brian Deck, the album showcases the next chapter in the ever evolving Iron and Wine songbook.

To pick up a copy, visit your local music retailer or find it online in the Iron and Wine Store, iTunes, Amazon, and the Nonesuch Store.

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"Grace for Saints and Ramblers" at SXSW KEXP Stage

on (Apr 15, 2013)

Last month at SXSW, Iron and Wine performed a solo acoustic set for KEXP at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop in Austin. You can watch the live take on the Ghost on Ghost track "Grace for Saints and Ramblers" below and check out the full set at

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"Joy" Video Premieres on NPR Music

on (Apr 12, 2013)

The video for the song "Joy," off the upcoming album Ghost on Ghost, has premiered on NPR Music. To watch the video, directed by Hayley Morris, head to