Iron and Wine: 'Ghost on Ghost' Due April 16; Stream "Lover's Revolution"

Singer/songwriter Sam Beam -- aka Iron and Wine -- will release his fifth album Ghost on Ghost on April 16 via new label home Nonesuch Records. The new project was produced by Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Califone) and follows up Kiss Each Other Clean, the 2011 album that hit the Billboard chart at #2. See the track listing below.

From the Press Release: Rolling Stone said of Kiss Each Other Clean that “pop music hadn’t seen anything like it since the heyday of Cat Stevens,” while Pitchfork said it “more closely resembles the lush, gold-toned singer songwriter records of the late 60s and early 70s––—Astral Weeks, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”
 
For Ghost on Ghost, Beam sought to move from what he called the “anxious tension” of his two previous records. “This record felt like a reward to myself after the way I went about making the last few,” he says.
 
Helping achieve Beam’s vision was a group of stellar musicians including Rob Burger, Steve Bernstein, Brian Blade, Curtis Fowlkes, Tony Garnier, Marika Hughes, Briggan Kraus, Maxim Moston, Tony Scherr, Doug Wieselman, Kenny Wolleson, and Anja Wood. Burger (Tin Hat Trio) has worked with Beam intermittently through the years and handled arrangements for strings and horns on Ghost on Ghost.  For the album’s cover, Beam, who is also a visual artist, chose an image from the series “Private Lives” by noted photographer Barbara Crane. 
 
The first three Iron and Wine albums, released on Sub Pop, were The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002), Our Endless Numbered Days (2004), and The Shepherd’s Dog (2007).
Ghost on Ghost Tracklist

1. Caught in the Briars
2. The Desert Babbler
3. Joy
4. Low Light Buddy of Mine
5. Graces for Saints and Ramblers
6. Grass Windows
7. Singers and the Endless Song
8. Sundown (Back in the Briars)
9. Winter Prayers
10. New Mexico’s No Breeze
11. Lovers’ Revolution
12. Baby Center Stage