Kiss Each Other Clean is a production – no longer the startlingly naked, disarming sound of only Beam + guitar. To me, the vibe’s more hanging out on a muffly pile of quilts than Beam’s previously invoked feeling of drowning in a pool of honey sunlight. Note that while a padded cushion beats a thorny bed, the latter, to me, appeals as a most perilously inviting predicament.
Lucky fans in LA and NY can catch Iron and Wine live in the next couple of weeks: Jan 25 and 26 at the Wiltern in LA; Jan 29th at Radio City Music Hall, NY.
While we’re at it…..
More than a few buffs have been drawing parallels, noting a cosmic coincidence that both Sufjan Stevens and Iron and Wine have turned toward kitchen sink electronica production. In case you missed the newest Sufjan, here’s a chance to listen and enjoy opining for yourself.
:: Listen to and download the whole album – The Age of Adz (10/12/2010) HERE ::
My two cents: Generally speaking, why not risk a little more and ache a little less while holding on to value in life and music? Evolution as an artist and the ability to continue releasing interesting material counts for a bunch in this humble aficionada’s book.
Additionally, you can check out the player below for Sufjan’s ironically titled All Delighted People EP (8/20/2010), which can be downloaded HERE.