4AD

See All Artists...

4AD

Iron And Wine

News

15th April
OUT NOW: Iron and Wine - Ghost On Ghost

OUT NOW: Iron and Wine - Ghost On Ghost

Iron And Wine

"A great songwriter at his most relaxed and direct." Daily Telegraph (5/5)
"A work of immense beauty and scale… A stunner." 
Uncut (9/10)
"It never feels over-done; rather every flourish feels vital and necessary." 
Record Collector (4/5)
"A brilliantly written collection and an album of the year." Metro (4/5)
"Beam grows in confidence with each release."
 The Independent on Sunday (4.5/5)

Ghost on Ghost, the critically-lauded fifth studio album...

Read more...

6th March
Iron and Wine Announce Second Barbican Show and 7" Single

Iron and Wine Announce Second Barbican Show and 7" Single

Iron And Wine

With the already announced Iron and Wine show at the Barbican on May 31st long sold out, a second date at the venue has been added to the tour due to demand. Taking place on Tuesday May 28th, tickets will go on sale at 9am this Friday. The forthcoming UK dates now look like the below:

May
28th -  The Barbican, London
29th - Olympia Theatre, Dublin
30th - Opera House, Manchester
31st - The Barbican, London - SOLD OUT

Ahead of this tour and the release of the new album, Ghost on Ghost on April...

Read more...

12th February
Iron & Wine Announces European Tour

Iron & Wine Announces European Tour

Iron And Wine

Having recently announced the new album, Ghost on Ghost, Iron & Wine are ready to announce their first shows in Europe for nearly two years.

Starting in late-May, Sam Beam has hand picked the following tour of seven shows in six countries...

May
29th - Olympia Theatre, Dublin
30th - Opera House, Manchester
31st - The Barbican, London
June
1st - La Cigalle, Paris
2nd - Vrendenburg, Utrecht
3rd - Cirque Royal, Brussels
5th - Admiralspalast, Berlin

Read more...

31st January
Iron and Wine Announce Details of New Album, Ghost On Ghost

Iron and Wine Announce Details of New Album, Ghost On Ghost

Iron And Wine

Following 2011’s Kiss Each Other Clean, which debuted at number two on the US Billboard chart, Ghost on Ghost is to be the fifth studio album from Austin-based Sam Beam. The lead track from the album, 'Lover's Revolution', can be heard below or here.

While Rolling Stone said of Kiss Each Other Clean that “pop music hadn’t seen anything like it since the heyday of Cat Stevens,” and Pitchfork said it “more closely resembles the lush, gold-toned singer songwriter records of the late 60s and early 70s —Astral Weeks, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” Beam felt it time to move from what he called the “anxious tension” from this record and his previous one (The Shepherd’s Dog). “This record felt like a reward to myself after the way I went about making the last few,” he says.

Read more...

12th December
The Year In Review: Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean

The Year In Review: Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean

Iron And Wine

"A surprising and majestic triumph." - NME (9/10)
"Sam Beam has taken a bold leap forward on Kiss Each Other Clean." - The Times (4/5)
"As much funk and pop as it is folk, and excellent." - Uncut (4/5 - Album of the Month)
"Like Fleetwood Mac in their pomp... As ever, a real treat for your ears." - Q (4/5)
"There is no inclination that doesn't come locked to its contradictory impulse, but between these poles, most things are possible." - The Independent (Album of the Week - 5/5)
"It's as...

Read more...

4AD Session 009

Click to watch the session

Iron & Wine, the work of Austin-based Sam Beam, released their fourth album, Kiss Each Other Clean through 4AD in January 2011. Somewhat of a departure from earlier recordings and representing an expansion of the ideas explored on last album The Shepherd's Dog, the record saw Beam's often stripped-back compositions development into ornate arrangements/ Live performances also saw Beam joined...