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Sam Beam, Iron & Wine

 

Watch Three Videos of New Music From Offa Rex, Iron & Wine and Shannon McNally

Offa Rex

The new project from Olivia Chaney and The Decemberists (Offa Rex with The Queen of Hearts via Nonesuch Records, out July 14 2017) was covered by Listening Through The Lens a while back.  Read about it HERE.  A performance of one of the new songs, the jaunty ‘Blackleg Miner’ is now available:

 

 

Iron & Wine

With the first album of new material in over four years, Iron & Wine has announced Beast Epic (via Sub Pop Records, out 25 August 2017).  Of the album, Sam Beam states:

“I have been and always will be fascinated by the way time asserts itself on our bodies and our hearts. The ferris wheel keeps spinning and we’re constantly approaching, leaving or returning to something totally unexpected or startlingly familiar. The rite of passage is an image I’ve returned to often because I feel we’re all constantly in some stage of transition. Beast Epic is saturated with this idea but in a different way simply because each time I return to the theme, I’ve collected new experiences to draw from.  Where the older songs painted a picture of youth moving wide-eyed into adulthood’s violent pleasures and disappointments, this collection speaks to the beauty and pain of growing up after you’ve already grown up. For me, that experience has been more generous in its gifts and darker in its tragedies.”

Here is one of the new tracks – ‘Call It Dreaming’:

 

 

 

Shannon McNally

Shannon McNally has released her tenth studio album Black Irish (on Compass Records).  Produced by Americana icon Rodney Crowell, the album could well be the start of a new, upward career phase following recent years of tribulations.  After going through a divorce and nursing her terminally ill mother until her passing, McNally was helped through by an on-going collaboration with Crowell, who penned this song, ‘You Made Me Feel For You’:

 

 

 

 

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Author: Rob Dickens

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