IRON and WINE – ” Thomas Country Law “

Posted: July 27, 2017 in MUSIC
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Today is Sam Beam’s 43rd birthday the songwriting mastermind behind the band Iron and Wine and he’s chosen to celebrate in a rather morbid way. The indie folk artist has released a video for his new single “Thomas County Law” that finds presiding over his own funeral.

The track itself is a gentle ballad with thumping guitar strums and careful string accompaniments evoking Beam’s earlier work. Its J. Austin Wilson-directed video, however, reflects more on the melancholy lyrics like,  “There’s nowhere safe to bury all the time I’ve killed/ Nobody looks away when the sun goes down.” The clip sees Beam as a small town preacher cleaning and prepping his church for a funeral. Only it turns out it’s Beam himself in the casket, as well as on the pulpit and digging the grave.

“Thomas County Law” is the latest single from Iron & Wine’s forthcoming LP, tiltled “Beast Epic” It’s out via Sub Pop Records on August 25th, and Beam will begin touring behind the record the very next day.

‘Beast Epic’ (Release date: August 25th, 2017) All customers who pre-order the LP version of ‘Beast Epic’ from the Sub Pop Mega Mart will receive the album on Loser Edition colored vinyl, while supplies last.

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