A Double Dose of Iron & Wine

October 11th, 2011

Remember on MTV Cribs when people would show their bedroom and say, “This is where the magic happens”? Well singer-songwriter Samuel Beam actually did create magic in his very own bedroom. In fact the songs he recorded there caught the attention of Sub Pop Records and ultimately led to the auspicious The Creek Drank the Cradle, the very first Iron & Wine release, in 2002. Since then, he’s gone on to release a raft of new music, EPs, LPs, compilations and live stuff. And although these recordings are much more high fidelity than his original offerings, Beam’s hallmark remains his deft lyrics and soft voice. Iron & Wine (above, doing “Lovesong of the Buzzard” at this year’s Austin City Limits) released a new disc, the well-received Kiss Each Other Clean, last winter. And you can see the band at Terminal 5 tomorrow with Low and on Thursday with the Low Anthem.