Iron And Wine


Iron And Wine
Event on 2017-10-27 21:30:00

THIS IS A NON SEATED SHOWTickets are GENERAL ADMISSION and NON REFUNDABLESTANDING ROOM ONLYINSIDE SHOWbeast epic. n. A long, usually allegorical verse narrative in which the characters are animals with human feelings and motives.I must confess that Ive always shied away from album introductions citing the usual "dancing to architecture" cop out. Speaking to their own work is uncomfortable for many artists, but Ive made a new album called Beast Epic which is important to me and I wanted to take a moment to talk about why. Ive been releasing music for about fifteen years now and I feel very blessed to have put out five other full lengths, many EPs and singles, a few collaborations with people much more talented than myself, and made contributions to numerous movie scores and soundtracks. This is my sixth collection of new Iron & Wine material and Im happy to say that its my fourth for Sub Pop Records.Its a warm and serendipitous time to be reuniting with my Seattle friends because I feel theres a certain kinship between this new collection of songs and my earliest material, which Sub Pop was kind enough to release. In hindsight, both The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002) and Our Endless Numbered Days (2004) epitomize a reflective and confessional songwriting style (although done with my own ferocious commitment to understatement, of course). I have been and always will be fascinated by the way time asserts itself on our bodies and our hearts. The ferris wheel keeps spinning and were constantly approaching, leaving or returning to something totally unexpected or startlingly familiar. The rite of passage is an image I've returned to often because I feel were all constantly in some stage of transition. Beast Epic is saturated with this idea but in a different way simply because each time I return to the theme, Ive collected new experiences to draw from. Where the older songs painted a picture of youth moving wide-eyed into adulthoods violent pleasures and disappointments, this collection speaks to the beauty and pain of growing up after youve already grown up. For me, that experience has been more generous in its gifts and darker in its tragedies.The sound of Beast Epic harks back to previous work, in a way, as well. By employing the old discipline of recording everything live and doing minimaloverdubbing, I feel like it wears both its achievements and its imperfections on its sleeve. Over the years, Ive enjoyed experimenting with different genres, sonics and songwriting styles and all that traveled distance is evident in the feel and thearrangements here, but the muscles seemed to have relaxed and been allowed to effortlessly do what they do best.Ive been fortunate to get to play with some very talented musicians over the years who are both uniquely intuitive and also expressive in exciting ways. This group was no different. We spent about two weeks recording and mixing but mostly laughing at The Loft in Chicago.To be honest, Ive named this record BEAST EPIC mostly because it sounds really fucking cool! However, with that said and perhaps to be completely honest, a story where animals talk and act like people sounds like the perfect description for the life of any of us. If not that, then its at least perfect for any group of songs Ive ever tried to make. I hope you enjoy it. Sam Beam, Iron & Wine

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