Ah, this is a tough week, I’ve been obsessing over 2 new leaks that are bouncing around on the internet. Currently it’s the New Pornographer’s new album Challengers. I pre-ordered the Executive Edition of the album and was given permission to stream the album. I recorded it so that I can enjoy it on my iPod, and oh man is it wonderful! I can’t put any tunes up though as the “Web Sheriff” is on the look out for this one and I don’t want to get sued. So, trust me, go pre-order this guy and start listening now! You won’t regret it.
Quietly leaking on the internets this week is Iron & Wine’s new album The Shepherd’s Dog… This one surprised me because 1) I didn’t realize he had a new album coming out, 2) it’s been leaked 3 months before it’s release, and 3) there isn’t even any album artwork for it yet!
Now given that this is my beloved SubPop and how early this has leaked out, I feel I shouldn’t put up my normal 5 songs. So instead, I’ll put up the apparent first single (a gem of a song) “Boy With A Coin” and one of my favorite stand-out tracks from this album that I swear reeks of funk & R&B, “Wolves (Song Of The Shepherd’s Dog)”. The album is wonderful, Iron & Wine did a great job of progressing his sound forward with the addition of an organ, a sitar, a slide guitar, yet still retaining that Iron & Wine sound!
Finally, to enhance these amazing tracks, enjoy this small sampling of an amazing photo from one of my favorite photographer’s Rose & Olive. To me, both Iron & Wine and these amazing polaroids seems to capture my home state Florida perfectly. Hot, humid, steamy and sexy…
Fuck, I’m starting to get sidetracked and I’m rambling. Alright, enough chit-chat, just listen, view, and enjoy!
Iron & Wine – Boy With a Coin
Iron & Wine – Wolves (Song of the Shepherd’s Dog)
(Sorry love, Sub Pop asked me to remove the links… This is a great album, go pre-order it through the links below).