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Iron & Wine

February 26th, 2015

Birth Name:
Samuel Beam

Born:
Iron & Wine

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Iron & Wine

Biography

Singer/songwriter Samuel Beam, who rose to prominence with a blend of whispered vocals and softly homespun indie folk, chose the moniker Iron & Wine after coming across a dietary supplement named “Beef Iron & Wine” while working on a film. Raised in South Carolina, Beam received his bachelor's degree in art from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and later his Master of Fine Arts degree from Florida State University Film School. Although Beam would later expand his sound to include electric instruments and rich, lush textures, he was firmly exploring the former style when several of his lo-fi recordings caught the ear of Jonathan Poneman, co-owner of Sub Pop Records. The songs had been recorded in Beam's bedroom without the aid of studio flourishes, but Poneman nevertheless requested that additional material be sent to the label for submission, and Beam responded by sending two CDs in the mail — both of them full-length albums. Poneman considered releasing them both, but instead slimmed down the set to 12 songs and released it in September 2002 as The Creek Drank the Cradle. The similarly themed The Sea & the Rhythm EP followed in 2003.

Top Albums


1. Archive Seri..

2. The Shepherd..

3. Our Endless ..

4. Around the W..

5. Kiss Each Ot..

6. The Creek Dr..

7. In the Reins..

8. Woman King -..

9. Ghost On Gho..

10. The Sea &amp..

11. Kiss Each Ot..

12. Forever Youn..

13. Walking Far ..

14. Flightless B..

15. Boy With a C..

16. Live at Loll..

17. Call Your Bo..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Forever Young (From NBC's Parent.. Forever Young (From NBC&#39.. 4:21 $1.29
2.

Flightless Bird, American Mouth Shepherd's Dog 4:01 $0.99
3.

Everyone's Summer of 95 Archive Series, Vol. No. 1 3:10 $1.29
4.

Boy With a Coin Shepherd's Dog 4:05 $0.99
5.

Flightless Bird, American Mouth Flightless Bird, American M.. 4:03 $0.99
6.

Such Great Heights Such Great Heights – EP 4:10 $0.99
7.

Naked As We Came Our Endless Numbered Days 2:32 $0.99
8.

Love Vigilantes Around the Well (Bonus Trac.. 3:26 $0.99
9.

Two Hungry Blackbirds Archive Series, Vol. No. 1 5:08 $1.29
10.

Such Great Heights Around the Well (Bonus Trac.. 4:11 $0.99
11.

Trapeze Swinger Around the Well (Bonus Trac.. 9:31 $0.99
12.

Each Coming Night Our Endless Numbered Days 3:27 $0.99
13.

Sing Song Bird Archive Series, Vol. No. 1 1:47 $1.29
14.

Upward Over the Mountain Creek Drank the Cradle 5:56 $0.99
15.

Slow Black River Archive Series, Vol. No. 1 2:27 $1.29
16.

Sea and the Rhythm Sea & the Rhythm – EP 5:23 $0.99
17.

Jezebel Woman King – EP 5:07 $0.99
18.

Judgement Archive Series, Vol. No. 1 5:40 $1.29
19.

Tree By the River Kiss Each Other Clean (Delu.. 3:58 $1.29
20.

Boy With a Coin Boy With a Coin – Single 3:48 $0.99
21.

Your Sly Smile Archive Series, Vol. No. 1 3:21 $1.29
22.

Loretta Archive Series, Vol. No. 1 2:54 $1.29
23.

Passing Afternoon Our Endless Numbered Days 4:00 $0.99
24.

Sodom, South Georgia Our Endless Numbered Days 4:59 $0.99
25.

Postcard Archive Series, Vol. No. 1 4:50 $1.29

Top Music Videos


1. Naked As We Ca..

2. Flightless Bir..

3. Joy


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