AC Entertainment, Music Farm Productions and The Charleston Music Hall are overjoyed to host Iron & Wine on Sunday, February 23rd at 8 PM. Touring on his new record, Ghost on Ghost, Sam Beam is sure to bring a wonderfully intimate show to the Music Hall. More information about the new album below.
“Ghost on Ghost insinuates itself into the listener’s consciousness like a film—one that demands to be watched over and over. Professor Beam has made his first art movie, and it’s a stunner.” —Uncut
“The best tunes here are the kind of dreams that will stay on your mind long after waking.” —Rolling Stone
Iron and Wine makes its Nonesuch Records debut with Ghost on Ghost, available now. Ghost on Ghost is the fifth release from singer-songwriter Sam Beam using the pen name Iron and Wine. The album was produced by Beam’s longtime associate Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Califone, Fruit Bats) and follows 2011’s Kiss Each Other Clean. The new album has received early praise, with NPR Music calling Beam “a songwriter versatile enough to pack huge ideas into simple arrangements and vice versa.”
For Ghost on Ghost, Beam sought to move from what he called the “anxious tension” of his two previous records. “The manner in which I went about making this record felt like a reward to myself after the last few,” he says. See below for full track listing.
Helping achieve Beam’s vision was a group of stellar musicians including Rob Burger, Steve Bernstein, Brian Blade, Curtis Fowlkes, Tony Garnier, Marika Hughes, Briggan Kraus, Maxim Moston, Tony Scherr, Doug Wieselman, Kenny Wolleson and Anja Wood. Burger (Tin Hat Trio) has worked with Beam intermittently through the years and handled arrangements for strings and horns on Ghost on Ghost. For the album’s cover, Beam, who is also a visual artist, chose an image from the series “Private Views” by noted photographer Barbara Crane.
The latest video for “Joy” recently premiered on NPR.org as a “First Watch” (see below).
The first three Iron and Wine albums, released on Sub Pop, were The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002), Our Endless Numbered Days (2004), andThe Shepherd’s Dog (2007).
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