News for Iron And Wine

NEWS : TUE, MAY 8, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Watch Iron & Wine’s New Video For “Last Night” From His Grammy-Nominated Album Beast Epic + North American Tour Dates Just Added

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Iron & Wine continue to tour the world in support of their Grammy-nominated album, Beast Epic adding a new batch of North American dates to an already full slate.  Besides making the inaugural journey to Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea and China this month along with returning to Australia for the first time in five years, the band will hit Europe in June and embark on three weeks of North American dates in September and November. (see dates below.)


 
In anticipation of these dates, Iron & Wine are sharing a new video for “Last Night,” from their latest record Beast Epic.  The stop motion video was created by filmmaker Rachel Blumberg who has done videos for Gillian Welch and Nada Surf among others.


 
In July, Iron & Wine will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their Benefit for Midwives at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas.  The annual event raises money for a variety of organizations under the midwifery umbrella.  In conjunction with the show is also the annual Iron & Wine movie night.  Hosted by Sam Beam, movie night is a great opportunity to rub shoulders and share popcorn with Sam as you watch a movie that’s had a lasting impact on him and his music.  This year he’ll be screening the William Friedkin classic, Sorcerer.


 
Beast Epic, the deeply personal sixth proper full-length release from Iron & Wine, received universal praise upon its release last fall. Rolling Stone said it was “Beam’s most dynamic and convincing record in years”, while Pitchfork noted that it was reminiscent of “the warm acoustic instrumentation of his early work”.  The A/V Club perhaps summed it up best with its A grade when they wrote “Beam has written his most affecting, impressive set of songs in a long time—maybe ever…scaling back the lavish orchestration while maintaining a sense of brightness and verve.”


[Photo by Kim Black]


Iron & Wine Tour Dates + Ticket Links

For more information, visit IronandWine.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

IRON & WINE BEAST EPIC 2018 TOUR
May. 11 - Honolulu, HI – The Republik
May. 14 - Singapore, Singapore – Capitol Theater
May. 15 – Bangkok, Thailand – BAMM at Moonstar Studio
May. 17 – Taipei, Taiwan – Legacy
May. 19 – Seoul, South Korea – Seoul Jazz Festival
May. 20 – Shanghai, China – MAO Livehouse
May. 23 – Melbourne, Australia – Recital Hall (early show)
May. 23 – Melbourne, Australia – Recital Hall (late show)
May. 25 – Sydney, Australia – VividLIVE at Sydney Opera House
May. 26 – Sydney, Australia – VividLIVE at Sydney Opera House
May. 29 – Adelaide, Australia – The Gov
May. 30 – Brisbane, Australia – QPAC
Jun. 01 – Canberra, Australia  – Canberra Theater
Jun. 02 – Perth, Australia  – Astor Theater
Jun. 23 – Eridge Park, UK – Black Deer Festival
Jun. 24 – Westmeath, Ireland – Body & Soul Festival
Jun. 25 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
Jun. 27 – Leipzig, Germany – Parkbuhne GeyserHaus
Jun. 28 – Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg
Jun. 30 – Barcelona, Spain – Vida Festival
Jul. 14 – Austin, TX – Paramount | Midwives Benefit
Jul. 16 – Austin, TX – Paramount | Iron & Wine Movie Night screening of Sorcerer
Sep. 21 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Sep. 22 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
Sep. 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Capitol Theatre
Sep. 24 – Boise, ID – Revolution Center
Sep. 26 – Eureka, CA – Arkley Center for the Performing Arts
Sep. 27 – Sacramento, CA – Crest Theatre
Sep. 28 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Sep. 29 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
Sep. 30 – Sante Fe, NM – Lensic Performing Arts Center
Oct. 2 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
Oct. 3 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Oct. 4 – Milwaukee, WI – The Pabst Theater
Oct. 5 – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre
Oct. 6 – Columbus, OH – Southern Theatre
Nov. 2 - Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theater
Nov. 3 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Nov. 4 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
Nov. 6 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
Nov. 7 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
Nov. 8 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
Nov. 9 - Norfolk, VA - NorVa
Nov. 10 - Raleigh, NC - Meymandi Concert Hall
Nov. 12 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
Nov. 14 - Augusta, GA - Miller Theater
Nov. 15 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Theatre
Nov. 16 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre
Nov. 17 - Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : FRI, AUG 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Iron & Wine’s ‘Beast Epic’, His Internationally Acclaimed New Album, Is In Stores Now and Streaming Online

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2018 European Tour Dates Are Announced + Watch His CBS Saturday Morning & Pitchfork Live Performances


Listen on Spotify | Apple Music | YouTube

Iron & Wine recently appeared on CBS Saturday Morning to perform Beast Epic tracks “Call it Dreaming”[see here], “Thomas County Law”[see here] and rarity “Call Your Boys”[see here]. He also recorded a gorgeous 40-min, career-spanning set with Pitchfork Live [see here].

Iron & Wine’s Beast Epic, which features the standouts “Call It Dreaming”, “Thomas County Law”, “Bitter Truth” and “About A Bruise,” was written and produced by Sam Beam. It was recorded and engineered by Tom Schick at the Loft in Chicago in July 2016 and January 2017, and mastered by Richard Dodd in Nashville, Tennessee. The musicians who played on the album include longtime Iron & Wine collaborators Rob Burger (keys), Joe Adamik (percussion, drums), and Jim Becker (guitar, banjo, violin, mandolin), along with bassist Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing and Fiona Apple), and Chicagoan Teddy Rankin-Parker (cello). 

Beast Epic is available from Sub Pop here, Iron & Wine’s official webstore here, and in finer independent retailers across the globe. It’s available in the following formats:

  • A Deluxe 2xLP version on red & blue vinyl with alternate artwork, two bonus tracks from the Beast Epic recording sessions along with three home recorded demos and an etching on side D.
  • A single LP on black vinyl
  • CD
  • Digital
  • CS


Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Iron & Wine has added headlining European dates to his 2017/18 tour schedule in support of Beast Epic, which begin January 14th in Reykjavic (at Eidborg) and end on February 16th in London (at Eventim Apollo). Tickets for all UK/EU dates will be on general sale at 10AM local time on Friday, September 1st.

These dates are preceded by US touring, which spans August 26th at Fayetteville (at the sold-out Roots Festival) and ends with a two night stand in New York on November 13th (at Town Hall) and 14th (at Brooklyn Steel). For up to date information on tickets, please visit ironandwine.com/tours.
 
Summer 2017
Aug. 26 - Fayetteville, AR - Roots Festival - SOLD OUT
Aug. 27 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note %
Aug. 28 - Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli Theatre %
Aug. 29 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn % - SOLD OUT
Aug. 30 - Louisville, KY - WFPK on the Waterfront
Aug. 31 - Nashville, TN - Lightning 100’s Live On the Green
Aug. 31 - Nashville, TN - Blue Room at Third Man Records - SOLD OUT
 
Fall 2017
Oct. 12 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall*
Oct. 13 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall # - SOLD OUT
Oct. 14 - St Paul,MN - Palace Theatre #
Oct. 15 - Lincoln, NE - Rococo Theatre #
Oct. 17 - Missoula, MT - Wilma Theater #
Oct. 18 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theater #
Oct. 19 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater  #
Oct. 20 - Portland, OR  - Aladdin Theate  # - SOLD OUT
Oct. 21 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre #
Oct. 26 - Los Angeles, CA - The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian*  - SOLD OUT
Oct. 27 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet’s* - SOLD OUT
Oct. 28 - San Diego, CA -  Balboa #
Oct. 29 - Phoenix, AZ - Van Buren #
Oct. 30 - Albuquerque, NM - El Rey  #
Nov. 01 - Dallas, TX - The Kessler # - SOLD OUT
Nov. 02 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theater #
Nov. 03 - Houston, TX - The Heights # - SOLD OUT
Nov. 04 - New Orleans, LA - Joy Theater #
Nov. 06 -  Ft Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room#
Nov. 07 - Orlando, FL - The Beacham #
Nov. 09 - Washington DC - Lincoln Theatre # - SOLD OUT
Nov. 10 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall  #
Nov. 11 -  Boston, MA -  Berklee Performance Center # - SOLD OUT
Nov. 12 - Northampton, MA - Calvin Theatre #
Nov. 13 - New York, NY - Town Hall #
Nov. 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel*
 
Winter 2018
Jan. 14 - Reykjavic, IS - Eidborg
Jan. 16 - Helsinki, FI - House of Culture
Jan. 18 - Stockholm, SE - Nalen
Jan. 19 - Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene
Jan. 20 - Gothenburg, SE - Pustervik
Jan. 22 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega
Jan. 23 - Aarhus, DK - Voxhall
Jan. 25 - Berlin, DE - Huxleys
Jan. 26 - Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefahrlich
Jan. 27 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Jan. 29 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique
Jan. 30 - Cologne, DE - Gloria
Feb. 01 - Munich, DE - Muffathalle
Feb. 02 - Zurich, CH -  X-Tra
Feb. 05 - Milan, IT - Santeria Social Club
Feb. 06 - Vienna, AT - WUK
Feb. 08 - Prague, CZ - Hybernia
Feb. 10 - Wiesbadan, DE -  Sclachthof
Feb. 11 - Paris, FR - Cafe De La Danse
Feb. 13 - Birmingham, UK - Symphony Hall
Feb. 14 - Dublin, IE - The Helix
Feb. 15 - Manchester, UK - Bridgewater Hall
Feb. 16 - London, UK -  Eventim Apollo
 
% w/Lydia Loveless
# w/John Moreland
* w/OHMME



What “The People” are saying about Beast Epic:
“Everything about Beast Epic feels true to Iron & Wine. Beam neither abandons his greater ambitions nor overindulges. He’s making a return trip to his roots, offering a gentle reminder of his early records’ simple beauty while allowing himself the freedom to build.” - American Songwriter

“A confident album from an artist who isn’t afraid to merge the past and present, Sam Beam continues to audibly demonstrate why he’s one of the most gifted songwriters of his time.” [8.1/10] - PASTE
 
“Beam has written his most affecting, impressive set of songs in a long time—maybe ever—and that’s saying something for a guy whose songwriting rarely misses, even when he’s stretching his sonic wings. Beast Epic strikes a perfect balance between gorgeous and world-weary from the first note to the last.” [Grade: A] – AV CLUB

It is the sound of Iron & Wine returning home, ending one chapter and beginning another…He finds comfort in retracing his own steps. This doesn’t mean sacrificing production value or abandoning the use of outside players, but everything here takes a backseat to Beam’s melodies. When subtleties appear—the vocal harmonies that underscore the emotional swells of “Bitter Truth,” the despondent violins and dusty pianos echoing from what sounds like another room in “Summer Clouds”—they are in service of songs that could stand comfortably without them. Working as his own producer with a live recording style and few overdubs, Beam has never sounded more in control. Even the album’s most sweeping production, the slow-building single “Call It Dreaming,” remains focused as Beam adds percussion, cello, and keys to his pristine and determined vocals. When the album closes with the fragile “Our Light Miles,” and Beam attempts to lob a delicate falsetto as a big finish, it cements Beast Epic as some of the best singing of his career. - Pitchfork
 
“Fifteen years after his first album, Sam Beam still has the capacity to surprise…Beast Epic serves as a valuable way point in Iron & Wine’s still-evolving legacy. Whatever sonic paths his next record treads, Beam has proven, to his fans’ great relief, that he’ll always know the way back home. ” [Grade: B] - Consequence of Sound
 
“With Beast Epic, Beam enlists the beguiling calm in his manner–he reaches for the cooling restraint of his masterful Our Endless Numbered Days, and polishes it with the draping bougainvillea in his beard, a robust production that’s decidedly stripped, at its best moments approaching the finest parts of The Shepherd’s Dog.” -Under The Radar
 
“The album may lack an atmosphere of immediacy but you’ll soon love it, from the charms of the gently chugging Bitter Truth via the sublime melody of Call It Dreaming.” - [4/5] Sunday Times ‘Album of the Week’
 
“With Beast Epic Beam has delivered a suite of songs that is equal to anything he’s done before.” - The Quietus
 
“Iron & Wine’s sixth album essays yet more romantic, Americana–tinged songwriting… The songs may be modest, but their sure–footed craft creates profound, 12 tog comfort”
[4/5] The Guardian 
 
“The record unfolds its songs of faith, hope and sudden clarity slowly, little glints and catches commanding attention. It might not look like its going to leap out and grab you, but Beam here launches a soft emotional punch.” [4/5] -  MOJO 
 
“Beam employs pastoral and ecclesiastical imagery to capture those moments of rapture, regret and redemption that become life markers.”[8/10] - Uncut 
 
Beast Epic marks a loop back to the more insular feel of his earlier material, from the bare–boned opener Claim Your Ghost to the gentle warmth of Call It Dreaming. The result is surprisingly refreshing – a kind of father–to–son conversation between songwriter and song.” [4/5] -  Q Magazine 
 
“Beast Epic is an effortless acoustic swell… A warm, kind album that has songs up there with Beam’s best.” [4/5] - Record Collector 
 
“A superb collection of musings on the passing of time… One of our finest contemporary songwriters.” [4/5] - Shindig 
 
“Timeless American folk that charms the listener with its sense of comfort and calm… A dreamy delight from start to finish.”[9/10] - Long Live Vinyl 
 
“Beam’s dynamic playing is pitched perfectly with the soothing qualities of his voice and melodies… One of his strongest records yet.”[8/10] Guitarist 
 
“There’s a warm and welcoming intimacy throughout this album… One of Beam’s strongest musical statements yet.” [4/5] - Total Guitar 

“The maturity of a life long lived forms the basis of the album’s 11 songs… This is tender and meditative music that contemplates the complex tapestry of existence.” - Classic Rock


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, JUL 26, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Watch Iron & Wine’s Sly And Winsome New Video For “Thomas County Law” From Forthcoming Album Beast Epic (out August 25) via NPR Music

Fortunately for our eyes (and ears), Iron & Wine and returning director J. Austin Wilson (“Call It Dreaming”) made this delightful video for “Thomas County Law” from Beast Epic, his forthcoming album due out August 25th.

The winsome and sly visual stars Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam as a preacher preparing for a funeral service. 

NPR Music’s Stephen Thompson had this to say of the video and the forthcoming album: 
“Iron & Wine will release Beast Epic, a new album that scales back the densely arranged grandeur of recent records like Ghost On Ghost and Kiss Each Other Clean. Though nowhere near as harrowingly spare as the bedroom recordings on which Beam first made his name, Beast Epic still feels like a return to roots; to simple, unadorned, plainspoken warmth….Last month, Iron & Wine released the album’s first single, “Call It Dreaming.” Now comes a follow-up: “Thomas County Law,” a gently rendered mid-tempo ballad whose accompanying video finds Beam decorating a church and giving a eulogy for what turns out to be his own (unattended) funeral (see video premiere July 26th).”


Beast Epic is now available for preorder from Sub Pop here, Iron & Wine’s official webstore, and select independent retailers … in the following formats:

  • A Deluxe 2xLP version on red & blue vinyl with alternate artwork, two bonus tracks from the Beast Epic recording sessions along with three home recorded demos and an etching on side D.
  • A single LP on black vinyl
  • CD
  • Digital
  • Cassette

The time is now for following Iron & Wine everywhere across the interverse at ironandwine.com + Facebook + Twitter + Instagram + Spotify, and of course… on tour…


Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Iron & Wine has scheduled an extensive U.S. tour with a full band in support of Beast Epic beginning with a two night stand in Chicago on October 12th and 13th (both at Thalia Hall), and ends with a two night stand in New York in November 13th (at Town Hall) and 14th (at Brooklyn Steel). The fall tour is preceded by a week long jaunt through the Southeastern U.S., which spans August 26th through August 30th. For up to date information on tickets, please visit ironandwine.com/tours.
 
Summer 2017
Aug. 26 - Fayetteville, AR - Roots Festival - SOLD OUT
Aug. 27 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note %
Aug. 28 - Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli Theatre %
Aug. 29 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn % - SOLD OUT
Aug. 30 - Louisville, KY - WFPK on the Waterfront
Aug. 31 - Nashville, TN - Lightning 100’s Live On the Green
 
Fall 2017
Oct. 12 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall*
Oct. 13 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall # - SOLD OUT
Oct. 14 - St Paul,MN - Palace Theatre #
Oct. 15 - Lincoln, NE - Rococo Theatre #
Oct. 17 - Missoula, MT - Wilma Theater #
Oct. 18 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theater
Oct. 19 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater  #
Oct. 20 - Portland, OR  - Aladdin Theater - SOLD OUT
Oct. 21 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
Oct. 26 - Los Angeles, CA - The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian*
Oct. 27 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet’s* - SOLD OUT
Oct. 28 - San Diego, CA -  Balboa #
Oct. 29 - Phoenix, AZ - Van Buren #
Oct. 30 - Albuquerque, NM - El Rey  #
Nov. 01 - Dallas, TX - The Kessler # - SOLD OUT
Nov. 02 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theater #
Nov. 03 - Houston, TX - The Heights # - SOLD OUT
Nov. 04 - New Orleans, LA - Joy Theater #
Nov. 06 -  Ft Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room#
Nov. 07 - Orlando, FL - The Beacham #
Nov. 09 - Washington DC - Lincoln Theatre #
Nov. 10 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall  #
Nov. 11 -  Boston, MA -  Berklee Performance Center # - SOLD OUT
Nov. 12 - Northampton, MA - Calvin Theatre #
Nov. 13 - New York, NY - Town Hall #
Nov. 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel*
 
% w/Lydia Loveless
# w/John Moreland
* w/OHMME


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, JUN 8, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Iron & Wine Returns with ‘Beast Epic,’ His First Album of New Material In Over Four Years, Available Worldwide on August 25th

Watch video for “Call It Dreaming” directed by J. Austin Wilson + Find 2017 North American Tour Dates

The well of our pride runneth over as we are finally able to announce: Iron & Wine will release Beast Epic - his first new material in over four years - and it will be available worldwide through Sub Pop beginning August 25th. (!) The longplayer features eleven new compositions that share a kinship with his earlier material. 

Iron & Wine’s principal songwriter, Sam Beam had a few words to say about the album:
 
“I must confess that I’ve 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 I’ve made a new album called Beast Epic which is important to me and I wanted to take a moment to talk about why. I’ve 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 I’m happy to say that it’s my fourth for Sub Pop Records.

It’s a warm and serendipitous time to be reuniting with my Seattle friends because I feel there’s 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 we’re 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 we’re 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 I’ve collected new experiences to draw from. Where the older songs painted a picture of youth moving wide-eyed into adulthood’s violent pleasures and disappointments, this collection speaks to the beauty and pain of growing up after you’ve 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 minimal overdubbing, I feel like it wears both its achievements and its imperfections on its sleeve. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed experimenting with different genres, sonics and songwriting styles and all that traveled distance is evident in the feel and the arrangements here, but the muscles seemed to have relaxed and been allowed to effortlessly do what they do best. 

I’ve 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, I’ve 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 it’s at least perfect for any group of songs I’ve ever tried to make.  I hope you enjoy it.”

Beast Epic was written and produced by Sam Beam. It was recorded and engineered by Tom Schick at the Loft in Chicago in July 2016 and January 2017, and mastered by Richard Dodd in Nashville, Tennessee. The musicians who played on the album include longtime Iron & Wine collaborators Rob Burger (keys), Joe Adamik (percussion), and Jim Becker (guitar, banjo, violin, mandolin), along with bassist Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing and Fiona Apple), and Chicagoan Teddy Rankin Parker (cello).

 
Beast Epic is now available for preorder from Sub Pop [here], Iron & Wine’s official webstore, and select independent retailers … in the following formats:

  • A Deluxe 2xLP version on red & blue vinyl with alternate artwork, two bonus tracks from the Beast Epic recording sessions along with three home recorded demos and an etching on side D.
  • A single LP on black vinyl
  • CD
  • Digital
  • Cassette

The time is now for following Iron & Wine everywhere across the interverse at ironandwine.com + Facebook + Twitter + Instagram and Spotify.


[Photo Credit: Kim Black]

Iron & Wine will tour in support of Beast Epic, beginning with his annual Midwives Benefit  show in Austin, Texas on July 22nd.  An extensive U.S. tour begins with a two night stand in Chicago (October 12th/13th) and ends with a two night stand in New York (November 13th/14th).  European dates will follow in early 2018.  A special fan pre-sale begins June 8 at 10am (local time), with tickets on sale to general public on June 15th at 10am (local time).


Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Summer 2017
Jun. 28 - Portsmouth, NH - Prescott Park Arts Festival (Solo)
Jun. 29 - Canadiagua, NY -  CMAC (Solo) @
Jul. 22 - Austin, TX - Paramount Theater ^
Aug. 26 - Fayetteville, AR - Roots Festival
Aug. 27 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note %
Aug. 28 - Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli Theatre %
Aug. 29 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn  %
Aug. 30 - Louisville, KY - WFPK on the Waterfront
 
Fall 2017
Oct. 12 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
Oct. 13 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
Oct. 14 - St Paul,MN - Palace Theatre
Oct. 15 - Lincoln, NE - Rococo Theatre #
Oct. 17 - Missoula, MT - Wilma Theater #
Oct. 18 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theater
Oct. 19 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater  #
Oct. 20 - Portland, OR  - Aladdin Theater
Oct. 21 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
Oct. 26 - Los Angeles, CA - The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian
Oct. 27 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet’s
Oct. 28 - San Diego, CA -  - Balboa #
Oct. 29 - Phoenix, AZ - Van Buren #
Oct. 30 - Albuquerque, NM - El Rey  #
Nov. 01 - Dallas, TX - The Kessler #
Nov. 02 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theater #
Nov. 03 - Houston, TX - The Heights #
Nov. 04 - New Orleans, LA - Joy Theater #
Nov. 06 -  Ft Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room#
Nov. 07 - Orlando, FL - The Beacham #
Nov. 09 - Washington DC - Lincoln Theatre #
Nov. 10 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall  #
Nov. 11 -  Boston, MA -  Berklee Performance Center #
Nov. 12 - Northampton, MA - Calvin Theatre #
Nov. 13 - New York, NY - Town Hall #
Nov. 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel*
 
@ support for Jason Isbell
^ w/Joan Shelley
% w/Lydia Loveless
# w/John Moreland
* w/OHMME


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, OCT 5, 2016 at 7:00 AM

The Sub Pop Podcast Returns for a New Season October 12th!

Listen to the Season 2 trailer, and subscribe now!

Mere months after its unforeseeably really, pretty great first season earlier this year, and in response to largely precedented levels of demand for more, the Sub Pop Podcast will return for a 10-episode second season on Wednesday, October 12th. Season Two of the Sub Pop Podcast will run weekly from October 12th through December 14th and will be available through all finer podcast distribution points.

iTunes subscribe link: http://u.subpop.com/1Svyqr3

Other subscribe link: http://u.subpop.com/2dOUctz

Produced and hosted by real-life Sub Pop employees Alissa Atkins and Arwen Nicks at the label’s Seattle headquarters, the Sub Pop Podcast, of course, is where you can hear stories from inside, outside, and adjacent to Sub Pop, Seattle’s premier medium-sized record label. We focus on conversations with our artists, people who work at/with/around Sub Pop, and anyone else willing or reckless enough to talk to us. And same goes for our sibling label Hardly Art. We will continue to include, impose on, sponge off, and otherwise implicate them, as well.
 
In its conspicuously excellent debut season, from January 10th of this year, through to April 1st, we managed to produce and then release 11 (which, for some reason, we called 10 ½…) episodes of Sub Pop’s very first podcast. And then, between April 1 and now, we put out an additional two, interstitial, summer episodes in an effort to sustain the arguably ravenous interest of our dozens upon dozens of regular listeners. We spoke with principal members of Band of Horses, Mass Gothic, Chastity Belt, Mudhoney, Shearwater, S, King Tuff, and a whole bunch more. And, we were recognized with an Honorable Mention in the Seattle Weekly’s 2016 Readers’ Poll for local, music-based podcasts which currently exist! This sort of intoxicating recognition has us 
gunning for at least second runner-up next year. The entirety of this first season, and our summer episodes remain available everywhere now.
 
In the upcoming second season, unrelated to any outstanding debts or lost bets, we managed to convince an impressive array of folks to talk with us. Here we are referring to such celebrated figures from the wide world of entertainment 
as: Alex and Victoria from Beach House, Sam Beam from Iron and Wine, Tad from TAD, Benjamin Gibbard from both Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service, Kathleen Hanna, Father John Misty, Jonah Ray, members of CSS and Clipping, our boss and benefactor Jonathan Poneman (More than once! He’s the boss!), plus, reliably, “more.” We also took the Sub Pop Podcast on the road, with trips to both Poland and Portland, and down to the Sub Pop store at Sea-Tac Airport.
 
In the spirit of tell and show, you can listen to a trailer for the Sub Pop Podcast, Season Two (and, again, every previous episode) at subpop.fm
 RIGHT NOW. If you like what you hear, you can subscribe (in iTunes or anything) right now, too. The first episode of the new season will be available Wednesday, October 12, and new episodes will be delivered weekly until December 14, 2016.
 
SO! Visit subpop.fm to listen to the new trailer for the second season, subscribe to the podcast, and sign up for the podcast mailing list.  
Send us your thoughts and feelings here: podcast@subpop.com.

The Sub Pop Podcast: Absolutely nothing sounds better.



Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : FRI, AUG 5, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop Release “Milky Way” b/w “Love Is A Stranger” Digital Single Today

Sam Beam (of Iron and Wine) and Jesca Hoop just released a digital-only single featuring the smoldering new track “Milky Way,” which was recorded during the Love Letter For Fire sessions, and a sublime cover of the Eurythmics classic, “Love Is A Stranger.”

Beam says of ‘Milky Way”: “It was the first song we started working on together and it’s my very favorite melody of the bunch.”


 [Photo Credit: Josh Wool]

Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop will embark on a European tour in support of Love Letter For Fire and the new single which begins August 28th in Edinburgh, UK with an appearance at the Edinburgh International Festival and ends September 11th in Amsterdam, NL at De Duif.  (Dates below.)
 
The duo recently visited NPR Music to perform a Tiny Desk Concert including Love Letter For Fire tracks “Sailor To Siren,” “Every Songbird Says,” and “Know The Wild That Wants You.” [watch here].


 
Love Letter for Fire is currently available on CD / LP / DL / CASS worldwide from Sub Pop/Black Cricket Recording Co. [link here].


Tour Dates (ticket links)

Aug. 28 - Edinburgh, UK - The Hub, Edinburgh International Festival
Aug. 29 - Bangor, UK - Marine Court Hotel, Open House Festival
Aug. 30 - Dublin, Ireland - Olympia Theatre
Aug. 31 - Manchester, UK - Royal Northern College of Music
Sep. 01 - London, UK - Union Chapel
Sep. 03 - Salisbury, Larmer Tree Gardens, UK - End of the Road Festival
Sep. 04 - Birmingham, UK - Moseley Folk Festival
Sep. 07 - Berlin, DE - Passionskirche
Sep. 08 - Cologne, DE - Kulturkirche
Sep. 09 - Brussels, BE - Botanique-Orangerie
Sep. 10 - Groningen, NL - Take Root Festival
Sep. 11 - Amsterdam, NL - De Duif


Posted by Rachel White