A week ago today, Iron & Wine (a.k.a. Sam Beam) officially released his third album The Shepherd's Dog on Sub Pop Records. Like Iron & Wine albums of yore, The Shepherd’s Dog is filled with tracks featuring beautiful harmonies, lush instrumentation, and gently-told tales edged with melancholy. First single 'Boy With A Coin' has been particularly well received; my favourite track at the moment is 'Carousel'.
If you enjoy Sam Beam's solo work it would be well worth your while to check out the Iron & Wine/Calexico collab In The Reins.