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Church Sessions with Iron and Wine

KCRW Presents Church Sessions with Iron and Wine

Sun. 06/23 | 7:00PM @ First Unitarian Church (map)

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Over the course of his ten-year career, Iron & Wine's Sam Beam has become one of today's greatest story tellers, crafting meticulous tales full of forlorn love, religious imagery and wistful dreams. His studio effort, The Shepherd's Dog, was widely praised by fans and critics alike. While Beam's early albums were sparse, intimate solo affairs, Shepherd's introduced layered textures and poly-rhythmic sounds that allowed his lyrics to spring to life – including on his sonic collage, Kiss Each Other Clean. The result is a brighter, more focused record that retains the idiosyncratic elements that make Iron & Wine such an engaging band.

Due out April 16, Ghost on Ghost will serve as the band's debut for Nonesuch Records, which with its roster of brainy, roots-oriented types -- think Laura Veirs and the Low Anthem -- certainly seems like a suitable home for Sam Beam's Texas-based outfit.

Produced by veteran Iron and Wine collaborator Brian Deck, the album contains appearances by a handful of jazz-associated players, including Rob Burger, Steve Bernstein and Brian Blade, whose killer drumming a few years ago with Daniel Lanois' group Black Dub has Pop & Hiss eager to hear how he might have funked up Beam's situation.
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