Iron & Wine w/Rarities Set, Short Tour



Also issues subtle challenge to ticket



By Blurt Staff



On May 19 Iron and
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 and Wine will be performing ten intimate shows in five
cities. Each individual show will be wholly unique, as Iron and Wine will turn
the set list over to the fans to create. In addition, Iron and Wine have begun
work on the follow-up to The Shepherd’s Dog and plan to release a new
album in spring, 2010. 



Around the

The tracks
collected on Around the Well span from Iron and 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 and Wine’s earliest originals, “Sacred Vision,” which appeared on a
compilation for Sound Collector magazine..



Iron and Wine Spring
2009 US

In support of Around
the Well
Iron and Wine will be performing ten intimate shows in five US cities.
Tickets for all these shows go on sale February 20, 2009. Complete list of tour
dates listed below.



Each show will
feature a unique set list, determined by Iron and Wine fans. Beginning March 6th and running thru March 30th at, fans can
vote by city and night for the songs they’d like to see performed each evening.
For those who can’t attend, the shows will be made available after the tour is
completed, in some cases days after, on Iron and Wine’s official live recording
site Played Last Night,




Around the Well Track Listing



Disc 1

1. Dearest Forsaken     


3. Loud as Hope

4. Peng! 33

5. Sacred Vision

6. Friends They Are

7. Hickory                    

8. Waitin’ for a

9. Swans and the

10. Call Your Boys

11. Such Great Heights

break occurs between “Friends” and “Hickory.”)



Disc 2

1. Communion Cups & Someone’s Coat

2. Belated Promise

3. God Made the

4. Homeward, These

5. Love

6. Sinning

7. No

8. Serpent

9. Carried Home

10. Kingdom of the Animals

11. Arms of a Thief

12. The Trapeze Swinger


break occurs between “Sinning” and “No Moon.” At nearly ten minutes, “The
Trapeze Swinger” will stand alone on the third piece of vinyl.)




and Wine Spring
2009 US
Tour Dates


Monday, May 4,
Seattle, Vera Project (w/Yogoman Burning Band)

Tuesday, May 5,
Seattle, Triple
Door (w/Alela Diane)

Wednesday, May 6,
San Francisco,
Swedish American Hall (w/Yogoman Burning Band)

Thursday, May 7,
San Francisco,
Swedish American Hall (w/Magic Leaves)

Friday, May 8,
Los Angeles, Masonic Hall at Hollywood Forever
Cemetery (w/ Alela
Diane and DJ Small Town Talk

Saturday, May 9,
Los Angeles,
Troubadour (w/Yogoman Burning Band)

Tuesday, May 12,
Lakeshore Theatre (w/Katie Stelmanis)

Wednesday, May 13,
Chicago, Schuba’s
Sunday, May 17,
New York, Abrons Arts
Center (w/Lia Ices)

Monday, May 18,
New York, Abrons Arts
Center (w/partyface)



shows go on sale February 20, 2009. Tickets are
will-call only. They are NON-TRANSFERABLE. No advance hard tickets will be
issued. Purchaser must present ID at the door to claim tickets. NO EXCEPTIONS.





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