#21. Iron and Wine – Shepard’s Dog

Artist: Iron and Wine

Album: Shepard’s Dog

Country: USA

Released: September 2007

Web: Official Website Pitchfork Review

Favourite Tracks: Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car, White Tooth Man, Lovesong of the Buzzard, Carousel, House by the Sea, Innocent Bones, Wolves (Song of the Shepard’s Dog), Resurrection Fern, Boy With a Coin, The Devil Never Sleeps, Peace Beneath the City, Flightless Bird American Mouth (and that is the entire album, I can’t pick a favourite!)

I can’t say what it is, but there is something delightfully repressed about the way Sam Beam sings that gives the music free dancing space. That is why the songs never grow tired, there is always some new instrument or sound to discover. I saw them two years ago in the old, intimate theater “Södra Teatern”. The place was so quiet you could hear every tingle and tone.