Iron & Wine / Around The Well
Album: Around The Well   Collection:General
Artist:Iron & Wine   Added:May 2009
Label:Sub Pop Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-05-24 Pull Date: 2009-07-26
Week Ending: Jul 26 Jul 19 Jul 12 Jul 5 Jun 28 Jun 21 Jun 14 Jun 7
Airplays: 2 2 2 2 3 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 19, 2024: The Library
Love Vigilantes
4. Dec 08, 2022: The Library
Love Vigilantes
2. Jun 04, 2024: Traditions
Friends They Are Jewels
5. Oct 04, 2022: The Library
Love Vigilantes (New Order cover)
3. May 15, 2024: The Library
Love Vigilantes
6. Oct 24, 2018: The Library
Love Vigilantes

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-06-22
B-sides and rarities compilation from Austin-via-Florida-based Southern Gothic/ indie folk songwriter Sam Beam. Disc 1 is lower-fidelity (more like Creek Drank the Cradle) than the 2nd (more like Shepard's Dog), in general. Disc 2 has more instrumentation, in general. Some absolute gems and a few duds, but overall really high quality.

My picks: Disc 1: 4, 5, 7, 8!, 9 FCC: 2-12
Disc 2: 1, 5, 7, 12!
Disc 1
mid tempo, whispered, bluesey, finger-picked. a little banjo.
mid tempo. fairly lo-fi. fingerpicked guitar + slide guitar. nice harmony vocals.
med-slow. finger-picked guitar + slide guitar. lots of 'ahh' vocals.
med-fast, upbeat. Stereolab cover. Catchy.
slow. beautiful, delicate fingerpicked guitar.
med-slow. banjo + guitar + slide guitar. a little bluesy.
slow, almost glacial. great melodies.
mid-tempo. Favorite of the CD. Gorgeous Flaming Lips cover.
med-slow. guitar + mandolin. lovely melody.
slow. guitar + slide guitar
slow. cover of Postal Service. you probably know this one.
Disc 2
mid tempo. fairly short, but nice fingerpicked guitar + vocals. nice f harmonies later
med-fast. upright bass + guitar, some piano later.
starts with maracas and high, sweeping sounds (distorted falsetto?, keyboard), otherwise mostly finger-picked guitar.
slow. fingerpicked guitar + vocals.
med-slow. strummed. New Order cover.
med-slow. strummed, a little bluesy w/ slide guitar and f harmonies.
med-slow. bluesy. banjo+guitar+various percussion.
med-fast. almost electronic beats and misc sounds + guitar.
med-slow. distorted mbira-like sounds. prominent piano, guitar.
mid tempo. prominent piano, processed slide guitar. reverbed vocals.
mid tempo. fingerpicked guitar + electronics + keyboards.
FCC ("fuck" at 7:17 left). Long (9:31). med-slow. brilliant and gorgeous song. all sorts of acoustic instrumentation.

Track Listing
1. Dearest Forsaken   11. Communion Cups Someones Coat & Belated Promise Ring
2. Morning   12. God Made The Automobile
3. Loud As Hope   13. Homeward, These Shoes
4. Peng! 33/ Sacred Vision   14. Love Vigilantes
5. Friends They Are Jewels   15. Sinning Hands
6. Hickory   16. No Moon
7. Waitin' For A Superman   17. Serpent Charmer
8. Swans And The Swimming   18. Carried Home
9. Call Your Boys   19. Kingdom Of The Animals/Arms Of A Theif
10. Such Great Heights   20. The Trapeze Swinger