Posts Tagged ‘Iron and Wine’

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Updates- Loney Dear And Others…

February 14, 2009

Lots of updates in MySpace last night and will start with the bad news first…although good news for everybody else!

Loney Dear are going to be back in Dublin on the 16th of April at the Sugar Club.  Great intimate venue to hear them and I have been waiting for the last year and a half for them to return.  I even emailed them on MySpace whenever they had an announcement about tours to see if they could get to Dublin.  And I am going to be in the States- fuck it.  Where are they touring now?  The States- fuck it. Should be a great gig though so try to get there!

We Should Be Dead are in LA and have started keeping a blog on their activities.

Iron and Wine– new album of rare tunes and tour- details here.

There are two videos which I can’t embed here with them being Pitchfork videos and they aren’t up on YouTube yet-

Half Asleep by School Of Seven Bells

Tunnelvison by Here We Go Magic

Getting to be a bit problematic that with not being able to embed particular videos here so might be time to look at some hosting options for a proper site!

So will leave you with something I can put here…

Unhappy Valentines Day- Digifucker from the Fight Like Apes

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Iron and Wine on Sub Pop

December 29, 2007

Received an e-mail from an acquaintance yesterday that mentioned the group Iron and Wine…this group has somehow passed under my radar but probably because it is a male singer songwriter and as any friend knows I do prefer the female voice!  The tracks are mostly Sam Beam and a guitar but he is sometimes joined by his sister Sarah.   His voice is just sublime and there is a simplicity in the music that is captivating…I have not been able to get the track ‘Jesus The Mexican Boy’ out of my head since I first heard it!  Curiously there are no YouTubes for it but there are for the other great songs ‘Naked As We Came’ and ‘Lions Mane’- you can download free tracks here for all of them.  Looks like he will be touring Europe in Jan 08 but no Dublin dates mentioned- damn it all.

He is on the SubPop label which I have been coming back to over and over this year- I am going to have a proper look at all the groups on the site now since I keep on missing some treasures like this.  It is an excellent site and I must admit that they are damn generous with their artists material since there are usually quite a few tracks you can download for free.  Other artists that I have come across this year are Loney, Dear , CSS, Flight Of The Conchords, The BrunettesGo! Team and there are plenty of other known artists past and present on the site as well.  They also have a little spin-off called Hardly Art that is worth a look at for Le Loup.   So go there NOW and start downloading for a listen…you will not regret it! 

It’s also worth a mention that if you like the Iron and Wine vibe then you should tune in to Phantom on Sunday mornings for Pearl who is on from 11am to 1pm- well worth a listen!

Naked As We Came

Lions Mane