If you’ve watched any American TV drama since 2002, you’ve probably heard Sam Beam’s wispy voice and nimble guitar-picking. But with his last two album releases, Beam has expanded beyond the sparseness of typical Elliott Smith folk parameters by incorporating a full band, fuller rhythm track, double-tracked falsetto, and imaginative loops & edits with hypnotically beautiful effects. Iron & Wine isn’t just whispers and banjos anymore—hear their new production-focused, enigmatic indie pop in a venue now big enough for their... More >>>