Iron & Wine Book Vera, Triple Door Shows for May

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May 4 , Vera Project, $25 ($20 for members), all-ages, on sale Friday

May 5 , Triple Door, $25, all-ages, on sale

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Iron & Wine Book Vera, Triple Door Shows for May

  • Iron & Wine Book Vera, Triple Door Shows for May

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    ironvera.jpg
    Iron & WIne

    May 4, Vera Project, $25 ($20 for members), all-ages, on sale Friday

    May 5, Triple Door, $25, all-ages, on sale Friday

    Make that one show for the kids, and one for their parents. Sam Beam, who last Seattle show was at The Paramount if I'm not mistaken, is playing a couple considerably smaller rooms on a tour previewing his rarities collection, Around the Well, which Sub Pop will release on May 19. Apparently fans get to pick the set lists. Shout for a few from the untitled new record, which is expected next year. Press release after the jump.

    Can't think of a better room to see Iron & Wine (or almost anyone else) than the Triple Door. Everyone's better after a couple martinis. Now if they could just hurry up and book Steely Dan, I'll be happy, and drunk, and Reelin' In the Years.

    PRESS RELEASE

    SEATTLE - Seattle Theatre Group (STG) presents Iron & Wine for two shows on Monday, May 4, 2009 at 8:00pm at The Vera Project and Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 8:00pm at the Triple Door.

    On May 19, 2009 Iron & Wine will issue Around the Well (Sub Pop), a 2-CD/3-LP collection of rare tracks ranging from out-of-print to never-before-released. In support of Around the Well Iron & Wine will be performing ten intimate shows in five cities. Each individual show will be wholly unique, as Iron & Wine will turn the set list over to the fans to create. In addition, Iron & Wine have begun work on the follow-up to The Shepherd's Dog and plan to release a new album in spring, 2010.

    The tracks collected on Around the Well span from Iron & Wine's earliest sessions which yielded the band's debut (2002's The Creek Drank the Cradle) through material recorded for 2007's The Shepherd's Dog. The double-disc collection is broken up into two sections. The first half is an assortment of hushed home recordings, unedited and raw, and the second highlights moments captured in the confines of proper studios with the help of other musicians, friends and engineers. The album's title comes from a line in the song "The Trapeze Swinger," a fan favorite which was written for and included in the movie In Good Company. Three more songs written and recorded for the film finally make their appearance here as well: "Belated Promise Ring," "God Made the Automobile" and "Homeward, These Shoes." Around the Well also brings together hard to find covers such as The Flaming Lips' "Waitin' for a Superman" and New Order's "Love Vigilantes," along with one of Iron & Wine's earliest originals, "Sacred Vision," which appeared on a compilation for Sound Collector magazine.

     
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