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    September 24, 2012

     

     

    How time flies! September 24, 2012 marks ten years since the release of Iron & Wine's debut album, 'The Creek Drank The Cradle,' and what a ride it has been! A hearty thanks to all of the fans and those that have listened to the music, especially the entire Sub Pop family. 

    To celebrate, we're offering the download of the song, "Carissa's Wierd," previously only available on a bonus 7" vinyl when 'Creek...' was released.

    Download MP3: Carissa's Wierd 

    If you aren't familiar with 'Creek...,'  and it's home-recorded sound, the musical encyclopedia that is Mike McGonigal had this to say about the album.

    "Iron & Wine is Sam Beam, a back-porch Florida singer-songwriter whose sad little songs pack a helluva wallop. Beam's immediately likable tunes paint such clear pictures that songs like "Southern Anthem" and "Muddy Hymnal" are more akin to short stories by Raymond Carver and Flannery O'Connor than to your average pop ditty. Recorded in his living room on a vintage four-track, 'The Creek Drank the Cradle' co-stars cassette hiss, ambient room sound, and Beam himself. A stripped-down, one-man band, Beam contributes delicious Delta-flavored slide guitar, passable banjo, and deliriously beautiful harmonizing. Beam's melt-in-your-head-but-not-in-your-ears voice is instantly recognizable..."  --Mike McGonigal (Amazon)

    "The Creek Drank The Cradle' is sale priced this week via Sub Pop Mailorder ($8 CD / $8 LP), Iron & Wine Mailorder ($8 CD / $8 LP), and iTunes  ($7.99 U.S.).

    Thanks for listening and the support!

     

     

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    August 08, 2012

    Iron & Wine were honored to be a part of "We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash" in celebration of the late Cash's 80th birthday alongside Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams and many others. Iron & Wine covered "Long Black Veil" which was also covered by Johnny Cash. Full performance will be broadcast on August 10 on PBS - for now, enjoy Iron & Wine's performance!

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    July 25, 2012

    Iron & Wine will be heading to Mexico City in October to perform at the Corona Capital Music Festival! The Festival is located at Mexico City's Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez and tickets are on-sale beginning August 8.

    Hope to see you there!

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    July 16, 2012

    Iron & Wine is excited to share the stage with Patrice Pike this Friday, July 20 in Austin, TX at The Paramount Theatre.

    The concert will benefit both the Midwives Alliance of North America and Mercy In Action.

    More info and ticket links can be found - here.

    Also, don't miss Iron & Wine Movie Night! On Thursday, July 19, the film Third Man (1949) will be screened in Austin, TX at The Paramount Theatre. Find more info on the film screening - here

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    June 07, 2012

    Need tickets for Sunday's show? Take a photo of your favorite Chicagoland spot and post it to twitter with the tag #iwravinia to enter to win a pair of tickets (2 pavilion seats) to see Iron & Wine and Dr. John perform live at Ravinia Music Festival in Highland Park, IL on Sunday June 10! Travel is not included so make sure you can attend.

    Already have tickets or unable to attend? We leave no person behind! Win a set of sold out lithographs designed by Sam Beam. To enter, take a photo of your favorite Iron & Wine album and tag #iwlithos. Visit Iron & Wine on instagram (@ironandwinetour) to view the three designs.

    Winners will be notified on Twitter via direct message from @ironandwine on Saturday June 9.

    Winning photos will be shared across Iron & Wine Facebook and Twitter on Sunday June 10.

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    Purchase tickets for show at Ravina here

    Thanks for the support!

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