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Iron & Wine And Ben Bridwell

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Iron & Wine And Ben Bridwell

Lydia Loveless

Tue, July 28, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$35.00

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Iron & Wine And Ben Bridwell
Iron & Wine And Ben Bridwell
Longtime friends Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses and Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam take great pride in announcing the completion of their first ever collaborative album, Sing Into My Mouth.

Scheduled for a joint release this summer (exact date TBD) on Beam's Black Cricket and Bridwell’s Brown Records via Caroline, Sing Into My Mouth is a loving homage to 12 songs that have had indelible influence on both of its creators. Classics interpreted on Sing Into My Mouth range from the familiar—Talking Heads’ "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)," Sade’s "Bulletproof Soul” and El Perro del Mar’s "God Knows (You Gotta Give to Get)” (the original having recently been featured on HBO’s GIRLS)—to deep cuts such as Them Two’s "Am I a Good Man?” (a frequent feature of Band of Horses’ live set) and "There’s No Way Out of Here” originally recorded by ‘70s UK act Unicorn but better known as the lead single from David Gilmour of Pink Floyd’s 1978 solo debut.

“As excited as I was at the prospect of finally working together, I was unsure of the possibility of us both finding the time,” says Bridwell. "Luckily for me, Sam was persistent with the idea of recording some of our favorite tunes that we'd always wanted to cover. This is truly a 'full circle' moment for me… I've always wanted us to sing together and finally I have that dream realized. I couldn't be more excited to continue this project at the upcoming shows to take it even further while playing some of our original songs together."

"Ben and I started our careers together and had been threatening to work with one another for years,” Beam adds. “When we finally conceived of the covers project and carved out some time, it was nostalgic and fun from top to bottom--the process of picking the songs to cover was really reminiscent of more than 15 years ago when we used to mail each other cassettes and CDs of music we were into--and the end of every recording day found us cutting up with friends the way we used to when we'd cross paths in South Carolina. He’s always been one of the funniest people I know."

Sing Into My Mouth was recorded last summer at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC. The complete track list along with the artists whose performances of these songs inspired Ben and Sam are detailed below.

Bridwell and Beam are confirmed to appear together at the Newport Folk festival July 24, at the MoPop Festival in Detroit on July 25, and Osheaga in Montreal July 31. Further live dates will be announced as they are confirmed.
Lydia Loveless
Lydia Loveless
Two years after the critical success of her breakout second album, "Indestructible Machine," Lydia Loveless emerges from the trenches of hometown Columbus, OH with the gloves off and brimming with confidence on "Somewhere Else." While her previous album was described as "hillbilly punk with a honky-tonk heart" (Uncut), this one can't be so quickly shoehorned into neat categorical cubbyholes. No, things are different this time around–Loveless and her band have collectively dismissed the genre blinders and sonic boundaries that come from playing it from a safe, familiar place.

Writing from this new-found place of conviction, Lydia crafted 10 songs that are stark in their honesty, self-examination, and openness. "Somewhere Else" is more elemental than any of Loveless's previous material; it's about longing for the other, whether that's something emotional, physical, or mental, all anchored by her arresting voice that sounds beyond her years. Creatively speaking, if "Indestructible Machine" was an all-night bender, "Somewhere Else" is the forlorn twilight of the next day, when that creeping nostalgia has you looking back for someone, something, or just…anything.

On "Somewhere Else" Loveless is less concerned with chasing approval — she scrapped an entire album's worth of material before writing this set — and more focused on fighting personal battles of longing and heartbreak, and the aesthetic that comes along with them. She might not steal your car after the relationship goes south, but you can be damn sure she'll still take a baseball bat to the windows on her way down the street. She might even smile about it.
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123