Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Iron & Wine :: Kiss Each Other Clean

Iron & Wine :: Kiss Each Other Clean

Warner Bros. ~  South Carolina ~ January 25th 2010

Iron & Wine signed to Warner Bros. with much fear that every artists that signs to a major label inevitably changes. The new record is indeed quite a change and does have more of a mass appeal, but it never loses its experimental energy. Incorporating more fuzz and digital noises than ever, the songs change almost in movements. The cover matches the sound quite well and recalls with giddiness the scratch art everyone used to do in art class. There's a little bit of everything on this record, even The Creek Drank the Cradle-like reflections. It turns out to prove that songwriter Sam Beam is always extremely capable of tactfully taking the reins of Iron & Wine into new directions.


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