Iron and Wine was the musical guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Friday night on NBC.
You can watch the full-band performance of “Grace for Saints and Ramblers,” off the new album Ghost on Ghost, as well as a web-exclusive performance of the album track "Grass Widows" here:
Grace for Saints and Ramblers:
Iron and Wine stopped by the studios of New York public radio station WNYC yesterday to perform a few songs from the new album, Ghost on Ghost, on Soundcheck and talk with host John Schaefer about the new album, which was recorded over two weeks in Brooklyn. You can listen to the complete episode—including solo acoustic performances of the album tunes "Winter Prayers," "Grace for Saints and Ramblers," and "Low Light Buddy of Mine" —below.
Iron and Wine will swing by the IFC Center in New York City on Thursday, April 25, at 7 PM, for a chat after the screening of Mike Leigh's 1993 film Naked. It's the latest in The Modern School of Film's series FILM:ACOUSTIC, which invites special guests to present and discuss a favorite movie.
Details and tickets at ifccenter.com.
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. One track, 'Lover’s Revolution,' is a conscious nod to Charles Mingus."
You can read what Beam has to say in the interview at nytimes.com.