Friday, April 24, 2009
Vinyl Steal!: Iron & Wine, Around the Well
When was the last time you picked up a brand new triple LP for $19, plus a couple bucks shipping? Let me answer that for you: probably never.
Iron and Wine's new rarities album, Around the Well, is up for pre-order over at SubPop.com for just that amount.
If you haven't been paying attention, Around the Well collects harder to find songs from Sam Beam's career and spans from the very beginning (The Creek Drank The Cradle) all the way up to his most recent (The Shepherd's Dog). And it's probably going to be awesome.
My co-worker said the other day that Iron and Wine bores him now and he makes music for indie rock parents and their kids. I think my co-worker is full of shit about a lot of things, including this statement. I say Sam Beam could very easily be a snoozer at this point in his career but hasn't had a single misstep yet as far as I am concerned and continues to crank out increasingly interesting music. Dude's got an ear for melody.
Around the Well is available May 19th. You can listen to one of the less rare rarities, "The Trapeze Singer" at the below link:
"The Trapeze Singer"