Sam Beam betovert met gloednieuwe, zesde album
Al meer dan 10 jaar is Iron & Wine Sam Beam’s muzikale pseudoniem. Ondertussen verscheen zijn zesde langspeler ‘Beast Epic’ bij Sub Pop Records, die ook Father John Misty en Mark Lanegan ondersteunen.
‘The sound of ‘Beast Epic’ harks back to previous work, in a way, as well.
By employing the old discipline of recording everything live and doing minimal
overdubbing, I feel like it wears both its achievements and its imperfections on its
sleeve. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed experimenting with different genres, sonics
and songwriting styles and all that traveled distance is evident in the feel and the
arrangements here, but the muscles seemed to have relaxed and been allowed
to effortlessly do what they do best.’ – Sam Beam
Voor fans van Bon Iver, Sufian Stevens, The Tallest Man On Earth, Fleet Foxes, Nick Drake, Sun Kil Moon, Elliott Smith
In de pers ‘Sam Beam brings Iron & Wine full circle on his sixth album, using the warm acoustic instrumentation of his early work and some of the most moving singing of his career.’ – Pitchfork over ‘Beast Epic’
‘Despite having a title that suggests a new thrash metal direction, Sam Beam’s sixth album as Iron & Wine essays yet more romantic, Americana-tinged songwriting, and it’s cosier than ever.’ - **** The Guardian