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Alternative & Indie - Released May 18, 2009 | Sub Pop Records


Rock - Released February 22, 2005 | Sub Pop Records

Anyone still hoping that Sam Beam and Iron & Wine will ever go back to the lo-fi sound of their first album might as well give up on that pipe dream. On the 2005 EP Woman King, Iron & Wine's sound is more produced and varied than ever. The record's arrangements are overflowing with a wealth of percussion, vocal harmonies, banjos, violins, and pianos. Beam's vocals, while always a thing of beauty, sound more assured and powerful than ever. Iron & Wine sound like a real band here; if you heard them in a big-budget Hollywood film, you wouldn't even flinch. The widening and smoothing of the band's approach does Beam's songs great favors, too. While his songwriting is as emotionally direct and haunting as ever (no amount of studio sheen could change that), this EP never feels insular, as his previous albums sometimes did. It sounds widescreen and universal. Woman King is too short to be considered the high point of Iron & Wine's career -- it certainly points in that direction, though. © Tim Sendra /TiVo

Alternative & Indie - Released October 28, 2016 | Black Cricket Recording Co. - Keep Your Records


Alternative & Indie - Released June 2, 2017 | Black Cricket Recording Co.


Alternative & Indie - Released May 11, 2015 | Sub Pop Records


Alternative & Indie - Released January 23, 2019 | Sub Pop Records