Iron & Wine perform in The Current's studio

Iron & Wine visit The Current's studios
Sam Beam of Iron & Wine performs in The Current's studios (Emmet Kowler for MPR)
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  • Iron & Wine - Call It Dreaming (Live on The Current) 03:12
  • Iron & Wine - About A Bruise (Live on The Current) 03:05
  • Iron & Wine - Thomas County Law (Live on The Current) 03:02

Iron & Wine make music to curl up to. Whether you have a book, a blanket, or a beloved, try to get cozy while enjoying Beast Epic, Sam Beam's sixth original album under the moniker -- or let the music take you there itself. In The Current's studio ahead of their Palace gig, Iron & Wine certainly set a warm mood. They performed "Call It Dreaming," "About A Bruise," and "Thomas County Law" from Beast Epic, and Beam talked with Bill DeVille about reading your own press, re-learning lessons, and recording at Wilco's Loft studio.

The last time Beam played an Iron & Wine show in town, he opened for Brandi Carlile, who encouraged the crowd to "remember a beautiful day in August when we sang this song together." A similar benediction feels appropriate this season; on those gray days when darkness takes hold too early, revisit this session for music and banter. Hold tight to these songs as winter rolls around.

Use the audio player above to hear the full session, including three songs from Beast Epic and Sam Beam's conversation with Bill DeVille.

Band line-up


Sam Beam - songwriting, vocals, guitar
Eliza Hardy-Jones - piano
Teddy Rankin-Parker - cello
Beth Goodfellow - drums
Sebastian Steinberg - bass

Songs performed


"Call It Dreaming"
"About A Bruise"
"Thomas County Law"

All songs from Iron & Wine's 2017 release, Beast Epic, available via Sub Pop Records.

Hosted by Bill DeVille
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Michael DeMark
Visuals by Emmet Kowler
Web feature by Cecilia Johnson

Resources

Iron & Wine - official site

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  • Iron & Wine visit The Current's studios
    Iron & Wine visit The Current's studios (Emmet Kowler for MPR)
  • Iron & Wine visit The Current's studios
    Iron & Wine visit The Current's studios (Emmet Kowler for MPR)
  • Iron & Wine visit The Current's studios
    Iron & Wine visit The Current's studios (Emmet Kowler for MPR)
  • Iron & Wine visit The Current's studios
    Iron & Wine visit The Current's studios (Emmet Kowler for MPR)
  • Iron & Wine visit The Current's studios
    Sam Beam of Iron & Wine performs in The Current's studios (Emmet Kowler for MPR)
  • Iron & Wine visit The Current's studios
    Sam Beam of Iron & Wine in The Current's studios (Emmet Kowler for MPR)