Nothing like a bite of Sam Beam's brain to help ease you through January. Kiss Each Other Clean is the fourth studio album from Iron And Wine and is followed up swiftly by a U.S. Tour that kicks off in Los Angeles on the 25th January and extends to Europe on the 2nd February with a show in Stockholm. The stand-out date for us here in Ireland is March 14th when Sam brings a full band to The Olympia Theatre in Dublin.
You can check out Kiss Each Other Clean performed live by clicking here.
Other releases this weekend...
Joan As Police Woman - The Deep Field
LCD Soundsystem - London Sessions
Gang Of Four - Content
The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar
The Mummers - Mink Hollow Road E.P.
The Phoenix Foundation - Buffalo
The Fall - This Nations
This Nation's Saving Grace (Omnibus Edition)
Cold War Kids - Mine Is Yours
Amos Lee - Mission Bell
*If anyone is about Cork I recommend popping in to Jim and Albert in Plugd Records. If you do not find any of the above (but you probably will) you definitely find at least one little gem or you can simply email the shop to place an order : firstname.lastname@example.org Plugd Records is located on Caroline Street (off Oliver Plunkett Street facing Cyprus Avenue)
If located elsewhere I strongly recommend picking up at least one album when you can from your local independent store. Most independents now take orders by email and post out the stock if you are unable to get to the store so it may be worth checking out.
Coming Soon :
The Go! Team - Rolling Blackouts (Jan 28th)
Esben And The Witch - Violet Cries (Jan 28th)
Tapes and Tapes - Outside (Jan 28th)
Jonny - Jonny (Jan 28th)
Owensie - Aliens (Feb 4th)
Teddy Thompson - Bella (Feb 4th)
Cut Copy - Zonoscope (Feb 4th)
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake (Feb 11th)
Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (Feb 11th)
Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo (Feb 11th)
Beady Eye - Different Gear, Still Speeding (Feb 11th)
Earth - Angels of Darkness (Feb 25th)
REM - Collapse Into Now (Mar 4th)
Elbow - Build A Rocket Boys! (Mar 4th)
The Mountain Goats - All Eternal’s Deck (Mar 25th)
Panda Bear - Tomboy (April)
Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes (TBC)
*All dates subject to change