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« on: February 13, 2005, 09:57:26 AM »
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I am sorry if this threat gets redirected.

I've been listening to Iron & Wine a lot lately, what do you guys think of it? I didn't like that he showed up on the Garden State soundtrack... but I guess you can't win 'em all.

The song "Faded From The Winter" is a highlight for me, and for some reason it reminds me of Altman's "McCabe & Mrs. Miller."

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2005, 11:13:47 AM »
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I've got both his albums as well.  The Garden State thing doesn't affect me or my appreciation for Iron & Wine at all.  It wasn't even an album song on there.

"Faded From The Winter" is undoubtedly a highlight.  I think of it as a sister song to "Upward Over The Mountain."  "Faded" speaks of a father, and "Upward" speaks about a mother.  Those two stick out for me, and I think for lots of others as well.

Our Endless Numbered Days is also quite a good album, with "Fever Dream" and "Sodom, South Georgia" as highlights for me.  But there are lots of great songs on there.  The higher-fi sound works better, I think, unlike other bands where low-hi is their hook.

But yeah, Iron & Wine is great.  Great writing music, as well.

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2005, 11:43:18 AM »
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i really like Cinders and Smoke
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2005, 01:27:37 PM »
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I love Iron & Wine!
I bought Our Endless Numbered Days based on the strength of one song, Naked As We Came.
He has two songs in In Good Company, too.
His new EP comes on on the 22nd, Woman King, or something like that.
I hear he plays electric on it.
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2005, 02:49:29 PM »
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i bought Endless Numbered Days after seeing him on Carson Daly's show playing Naked As We Came. several of the songs seem a bit too redundant. i also got Sufjan Stevens' Seven Swans around that time and I just like Sufjan a lot more. i haven't heard the first I&W album though.
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2005, 04:17:00 PM »
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I got into him after Tarnation, which features Naked As We Come quite prominently. The video for that song is lovely, too.

Fun fact: did you know he's a cinematography teacher when he's not a musician?

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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2005, 06:44:24 PM »
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I knew that he initially wanted to be a filmmaker, yes.  I think I probably heard that he taught as well, but I didn't know if he was still doing that or not.

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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2005, 08:15:07 PM »
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I knew that he initially wanted to be a filmmaker, yes.  I think I probably heard that he taught as well, but I didn't know if he was still doing that or not.

I think he did quit, wants to quit, or is planning on quitting the teaching thing.
It's amazing that the music was only a hobby of his.
I believe he does all his own music videos, if I'm not mistaken.

His tour schedule's being released and it looks like I might be seeing him in Atlanta! :)
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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2005, 10:31:05 PM »
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http://pitchforkmedia.com/record-reviews/i/iron-and-wine/woman-king.shtml

well, pitchfork gave the new ep a good review

(if that means anything to you)
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2005, 10:50:57 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2005, 02:55:12 PM »
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i'm a big fan... i have all of their cd's and ep's.

Woman King is the type of album that I don't mind having every song stuck in my head. and that happens with some regularity.
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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2005, 11:08:26 PM »
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I bought The Creek Drank the Cradle a few months back and have been listening to it steadily.  I knew I liked the album when I first listened to it..."Lion's Mane" and "Faded From the Winter" were two songs that really pulled me in.  They were so beautifully written.  At the time, the rest of the album just blurred together in my mind.  Now, however, I have grown quite fond of the entire album, an intimate epic of life and relationships, told through the ache and texture of Sam Beam's voice and minimal production.

Do his hands in your hair
feel a lot like a thing
you believe in
or a bit like a bird
stealing bread
out from under your nose


Simply on the strength of lyrics like that, I am excited to see what Sam Beam has planned for Iron & Wine.  Creek has been enjoyable and I feel I have digested that enough to tackle Our Endless Numbered Days.  I know he takes a different approach in terms of production and instrumentation...I look forward to hearing the results.  (I imagine the EP's are nice as well.)

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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2005, 01:46:13 PM »
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has in the reins leaked? if so , where?
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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2005, 03:56:27 PM »
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here you go, buddy

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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2005, 04:46:09 PM »
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you rock, meatwad.
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