SAM BEAM and JESCA HOOP – ” Every Songbird Says “

Posted: February 11, 2016 in MUSIC
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Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) Teams With Jesca Hoop for Duets Album and Tour

Sam Beam aka Iron & Wine, is releasing an album of duets with Jesca Hoop. Love Letter for Fire is out April 15th on Sub Pop Records. They’re also taking the record on tour across North America, starting in May. Above, listen to first single “Every Songbird Says”; scroll down for the dates and Sam Beam’s album cover photo.
The album features contributions from Wilco’s Glenn Kotche (drums, percussion), Robert Burger (keys), Eyvind Kang (violin, viola), Sebastian Steinberg (bass), and Edward Rankin-Parker (cello). Tucker Martine produced, recorded, and mixed the record. Richard Dodd mastered it.
Last week, Beam debuted two new songs  “Kicking the Old Rain” and “Thomas County Law.” Those are from a forthcoming release, not Love Letter for Fire.


Long before the sincerity trends, the legions of bearded lumbersexuals and the tear-stained folk band explosion…there was Sam Beam.  Armed with nothing more than an acoustic guitar and an occasional female accompaniment, Iron & Wine reignited our culture’s reverance for the wayward folk artist.  The project has grown and evolved for well over a decade now and still going strong, but 2016 sees Beam carving a new path with fellow singer/songwriter Jesca Hoop.

Hoop, who has already collaborated with the Iron and Wine project before, adds the perfect amount of harmony and vibrato to Beam’s hushed vocal delivery. First single Every Songbird Says is as easy on the ears as the crackle of a campfire or the wind blowing through trees overhead.  Violins and pianos join the two in a sweeping 3 /12 minutes of chamber pop suitable for any Nick Drake b-side.  If this ain’t an insta-buy, I don’t know what is.

“Every Songbird Says” from the 4/15/16 Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop album Love Letter for Fire , Jesca Hoop and Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) announce a new album of duets – ‘Love Letter For Fire’ out April 15 on Sub Pop Records / Black Cricket Recording Co.
Listen to the first track “Every Songbird Says”

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