Iron & Wine
Iron & Wine principal songwriter Sam Beam will try out songs from his first new album in over four years, Beast Epic (due August 25). Written and produced by Beam and reminiscent of vintage vinyl from 70s solo singer-songwriters Jim Croce and James Taylor, the lead single, “Call It Dreaming,” debuted this week at number 11 on the iTunes U.S. Alternative Songs Top 40 chart. An accompanying road-trip video starring the singer and directed by J. Austin Wilson is highlighted by Beam’s epic mountain-man beard waving in the wind as he cruises the foothills of the headlands in the back of a battered pickup truck, accompanied by his equally hirsute dog friend. The bill also features Oklahoma troubadour John Moreland.