Iron & Wine
Boy With A Coin
'Boy with a Coin', the first single to be taken from forthcoming album The Shepherd's Dog, is darkly playful, tumbling under its cascading melody and backwards guitar textures. 'Boy With A Coin' sets multi-tracked Sam Beams to handclaps, and a fully realised production palette couching Sam Beam's scene-setting guitar work. A worthy example of the highest standard of songwriting displayed on the rest of the album and marks a departure in style from Beam's previous work, without betraying his blissful Americana roots.
The B-sides, available on all formats and exclusive to this release, are the roaming piano ballad 'Kingdom of the Animals' and 'Carried Home'.
Iron & Wine's long awaited third full-length The Shepherd's Dog will be released on September 24. The follow up to Our Endless Numbered Days (2004) and the Woman King EP (2005), Beam also collaborated with Calexico for the In The Reins mini-album (2005) that saw the two bands embark on extensive touring across the US and Europe into 2006, including a sold out show at The Forum in London.
With The Shepherd's Dog, Iron and Wine vaults to the top draw of contemporary music makers. This is a tour de force. And while we always knew there was something very special about Sam Beam, we honestly had no idea that he was capable of this.
UK tour dates
Tue 23 Oct Leeds City Varieties, Â£12.50 www.cityvarieties.co.uk 0845 6441881
Wed 24 Oct Gateshead Sage Gateshead www.thesagegateshead.org 0191 4434661
Thu 25 Oct Manchester Academy 2, Â£14 www.manchesteracademy.net 08700 600100
Fri 26 Oct Belfast Spiegel Tent www.belfastfestival.com 02890 971197
Sun 28 Oct Bristol St Georges www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk 0845 4024001
Mon 29 Oct Edinburgh Queens Hall www.thequeenshall.net 0131 668 2019
Wed 31 Oct London Shepherds Bush Empire, Â£15 www.atpfestival.com 0870 771 2000
Thu 1 Nov Cardiff Point www.thepointcardiffbay.com
Fri 2 Nov Brighton St Georges Church www.stgeorgeschurch.org 01273 606312
Sat 3 Nov Nottingham Rescue Rooms www.rescuerooms.com 08713 100 000
Sun 4 Nov Reading Concert Hall www.readingarts.com 0118 9606060
The actor says he isn't "holding out for more money or doing anything like that".
The drama will be making its return to the streaming service in the near future.
Charlie Cox explains why his character Daredevil 'doesn't have time' for Jessica Jones.