Please donate to help save PopMatters. We are moving to WordPress in December out of necessity and need your help.
Music

Iron & Wine: Boy with a Coin

Appreciating Iron & Wine is a little like conversing with somebody who whispers all the time; you must be ready to concentrate and listen intently, or else you'll miss everything.


Iron & Wine

Boy with a Coin

Label: Sup Pop
US Release Date: 2007-07-10
UK Release Date: 2007-09-10
Amazon
iTunes

Iron & Wine, the name Samuel Beam goes by, is not heavy metal, as might be suggested by the “Iron” part, nor is it as party-friendly as is implied by the “Wine”. Instead, Beam makes quiet, late night, contemplative music. These three songs contrast only slightly from each other. The title track takes stripped down percussion and a quiet vocal, then accents these minimal elements with just a hint of Southern rock guitar. “Kingdom of the Animals” embellishes the formula with acoustic piano, while “Carried Home” is not much more than acoustic guitar and a vocal. Appreciating Iron & Wine is a little like conversing with somebody who whispers all the time; you must be ready to concentrate and listen intently, or else you'll miss everything. But while Beam is a teller of sad stories, he’s by no means a whiner. So if you let him cry on your shoulder for a spell, I’m sure he’ll appreciate the friendly gesture.

6

Please Donate to Help Save PopMatters

PopMatters have been informed by our current technology provider that we have until December to move off their service. We are moving to WordPress and a new host, but we really need your help to fund the move and further development.


Music

Film


Books


Television




© 1999-2020 PopMatters Media, Inc. All rights reserved. PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.






Reviews
Collapse Expand Reviews



Features
Collapse Expand Features

PM Picks
Collapse Expand Pm Picks

© 1999-2020 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.