Iron & Wine
Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 7:30pm
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
, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard chart to critical acclaim. Iron and Wine will support the new release with tour dates throughout 2013, to be announced soon. A special pre-order at ironandwine.com also will be announced soon.
said of Kiss Each Other Clean
that “pop music hadn’t seen anything like it since the heyday of Cat Stevens,” while Pitchfork
said it “more closely resembles the lush, gold-toned singer songwriter records of the late 60s and early 70s—Astral Weeks, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
For Ghost on Ghost
, Beam sought to move from what he called the “anxious tension” of his two previous records. “This record felt like a reward to myself after the way I went about making the last few,” he says.
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 first three Iron and Wine albums, released on Sub Pop, were The Creek Drank the Cradle
(2002), Our Endless Numbered Days
(2004), and The Shepherd’s Dog
Tickets available beginning Friday, May 17, 2013 at 10am at the Winspear Centre box office, by phone at 780-428-1414 or online