Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Prick Tunes: Iron & Wine "Lion's Mane"

I happen to really like the direction that Sam Beam has taken Iron & Wine over the years since he burst onto the scene barely above a whisper. While Kiss Each Other Clean may not have been my favorite release, he has done a damn fine job of allowing the sound to evolve organically while retaining the most important aspect of his music, the lyrics rich with evocative imagery.

That said, going back to the early days has its merits. Straight from the demo he sent to Subpop at their request, here is "Lion's Mane" from the release The Creek Drank the Cradle:

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