Tag: Iron & Wine

Album | Iron & Wine – Archive Series No. 5 – Tallahassee Recordings

In the creative landscape there’s something quite unfashionable about looking back. Whether you’re an artist, a novelist or a songwriter, you’re constantly training yourself to think that the next thing you create – the next song, novel, painting – will…

Album | Iron & Wine – Ghost on Ghost

The sixth album of Iron & Wine, the pseudonym of all American Samuel Beam, opens with the industrial sounds of a construction works, only then to jump into a gorgeous guitar intro reminiscent of previous albums. Ghost on Ghost, though…

Brian’s Mixtape | Birds

Bird on guitar

Hello dear readers, It will come as no surprise to you that I am of the opinion that birds are the finest class of creature to inhabit this planet. Our singing voices are remarkable (some better than others, though I…

Playlist | Brian’s Mixtape #46: the Return of the Owl

Brian the playlist-making owl is home for 2012 and returning to For Folk's Sake

Our pompous old playlist-making owl Brian is back. With some bombastic pose, dubious claims about his whereabouts in the past year and a playlist of 2011’s gems. How we’ve missed the silly thing.

Live | Iron & Wine @ Shepherds Bush Empire, 10/10/11

“‘Time isn’t kind or unkind,’ you like to say, but I wonder to whom, and what it is, you’re saying today” sings Sam Beam in ‘Tree By The River’, another gleaming example of his storytelling prowess to add to his…

End of the Road announce line-up additions and Union Chapel gig

The super-duper folks who run End of the Road have added some more stunners to their already rather exciting 2010 line-up.  Joining Wilco, Diane Cluck, The Mountain Goats, AA Bondy, The Low Anthem and The Wilderness of Manitoba are Iron…