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Kiss Each Other Clean
     

Kiss Each Other Clean

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by Iron and Wine
 

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It's been more than three years since Iron & Wine's last studio effort, The Shepherd's Dog, which was widely praised by fans and critics alike. While Beam's early albums were sparse, intimate solo affairs, Shepherd's introduced layered textures and poly-rhythmic sounds that allowed his lyrics to spring to life. It's only natural then, that Beam took this sonic

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It's been more than three years since Iron & Wine's last studio effort, The Shepherd's Dog, which was widely praised by fans and critics alike. While Beam's early albums were sparse, intimate solo affairs, Shepherd's introduced layered textures and poly-rhythmic sounds that allowed his lyrics to spring to life. It's only natural then, that Beam took this sonic collage and built upon it for his new album, Kiss Each Other Clean. The result is a brighter, more focused record that retains the idiosyncratic elements that make Iron & Wine such an engaging band.

Beam continued to mine folk, African, rock, country, and Jamaican musical traditions, but switched the focus of his studio lens to '60s and '70s pop influences for the Kiss Each Other Clean sessions. Mingling memories of his parents' record collection and hits heard between the static of scanning the car radio on family drives for inspiration, Iron & Wine is once again pushed into new territory.

Multi-part vocal arrangements reminiscent of Buckingham / Nicks era Fleetwood Mac albums and classic Motown singles permeate "Half Moon" and "Godless Brother." Electronic synthesizer sounds percolate through "Monkeys Uptown" and "Glad Man Singing" recalling the adventures of Elton John and Stevie Wonder. The horn sections on "Big Burned Hand" and "Lazarus" match the confidence of Beam's vocal delivery and bring an entirely new dimension to Iron & Wine. Kiss Each Other Clean's dynamics and surprises are the latest chapter in Beam's studio collaborations. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2011
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624960966
catalogNumber:
526280
Rank:
190132

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Performance Credits

Iron and Wine   Primary Artist
Brian Deck   Track Performer
Chad Taylor   Track Performer
Ben Massarella   Track Performer
Tim Coffman   Track Performer
Rob Burger   Track Performer
Jim Becker   Track Performer
Thomas Bartlett   Track Performer
Matt Lux   Track Performer
Stuart Bogie   Track Performer
Nate Lepine   Track Performer
Sam Beam   Track Performer
Sarah Simpson   Track Performer
Joe Adamick   Track Performer
Justin Amelsch   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Brian Deck   Producer
Heads of State   Art Direction
Sam Beam   Composer,Illustrations
Jake Westermann   Engineer

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