Down here in The People’s Republic of Liverpudlia we are a fairly peaceful lot. At Americana-UK Towers we employ our own security staff but down in the village and the surrounding hamlets matters of policing the populace fall to the local constable handily named… err… Bob.
As soon as I saw our last Chain Gang entry was a cover of The Band’s ‘The Weight’, one very specific thing came to mind: a Saturday Night Live sketch from 2007 with that week’s host, actor/director/writer Zach Braff. Random I know, but that’s the way my mind works: it picks up small and insignificant … Continue reading “AUK’s Chain Gang: Iron & Wine “Such Great Heights””
A double header that will be of great interest to readers of Americana UK is a tour later this year when Joey Burns and John Convertino of Calexico hook up with Sam Bean of Iron and Wine. The trio first made an artistic connection with the release of the 2005 EP,‘In the Reins’. While their … Continue reading “Calexico + Iron and Wine announce New Album ‘Years to Burn’ and Tour”
Rolling Stone Country have published a flurry (the non-snow variety) of good tunage over the last few days which you won’t want to miss, so we’re posting them here. First up is Calexico and Iron & Wine who are reuniting for their new collaborative album ‘Years to Burn’ due out June 14th a full fourteen … Continue reading “Three tunes for a Monday! Josh Ritter, Jamestown Revival and Calexico with Iron & Wine”
Two of the best things in life are ironing and drinking wine and in celebration of that timeless fact, Sub Pop will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Iron & Wine classic ‘Our Endless Numbered Days’ with the release of a newly remastered and expanded deluxe edition on CD/2xLP/DL worldwide on March 22nd, 2019. This version will … Continue reading “Iron & Wine announce 15th Anniversary edition of “Our Endless Numbered Days””
Two of the best things in life are ironing and wine, and in celebration of that fact Iron & Wine aka Sam Beam has announced a new EP ‘Weed Garden’ which comes out on August 31 via Sub Pop. The six-song release, almost more of a mini-album, includes songs that Beam worked on while writing last year’s ‘Beast Epic’ … Continue reading “Iron & Wine announce new EP “Weed Garden” – Listen”
Lately we were horrified to find that Americana-UK Towers had been visited by a host of unwanted visitors. In short we had a vermin problem. Rats. Big ones. Big, horrible nasty, sharp teethed Johnnies with scaly tails and a poor attitude to other people’s personal space. We presented the problem to The Editor and his … Continue reading “Pick of the Political Pops: Marty Robbins “Big Iron””
God that beard is terrifying. Following some rather ace reviews for new album “Beast Epic”, available now on the Sub Pop label, Iron & Wine has announced a number of European shows for early 2018. Beginning in Reykjavic on 14th January, the tour reaches these shores in February for the below UK/Ireland dates, including a London … Continue reading “Iron & Wine announces UK dates for 2018”
Get your cocktails/mocktails ready. They report: “Pitchfork is pleased to announce the latest installment in the ongoing Pitchfork Live series. On Friday, August 18, Iron & Wine will perform live from the studios at One World Trade Center in New York City. The broadcast begins at 4 p.m. Eastern, and will be available to stream on Facebook, YouTube, the Scene, and our homepage. Iron … Continue reading “Pitchfork Live series hosts Iron & Wine tonight”
From his forthcoming new album, Beast Epic, due on August 25th, comes this excellent song and an equally excellent video.