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Calendar, Night&Day You Look Like a Hippie, Son

You Look Like a Hippie, Son

Depending on the cut, the sweep, and the smell, a beard can signify nearly anything: virility, genius, homelessness, irony, talent with an axe, familiarity with barley and hops or high-level math. Beards also signify God, motor oil, and the backwoods.…
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Music, Reviewed Iron and Wine

Iron and Wine

It used to be that Iron and Wine (aka Sam Beam) relied mostly on negative space — that is, quietness or the absence of sound — to accentuate the simplicity of its lo-fi folk songs. That's not the case with…
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Music, Reviewed Lou Barlow

Lou Barlow

The name Lou Barlow always comes up when discussing low-fidelity indie rock, so it's odd that he's never put out a solo record. A crucial part of Sebadoh, Folk Implosion, and early Dinosaur Jr., Barlow has made records by himself…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Beards are threatening to replace Converse and square black glasses as the indie rock accessory du jour. You can thank Sam Beam, aka Iron & Wine, for that. Expect some newly-5-o'clock-shadowed hipsters to turn out when the bewhiskered Floridian songwriter…
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Our Endless Numbered Days Iron and Wine With his tangled beard and hushed songs, Sam Beam appears to be a troubadour from the bayou. The truth is just as interesting: he's a cinematography teacher from Miami and a star…
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Music, OK Then Iron and Wine and Diapers

Iron and Wine and Diapers

There are two reasons why a telephone conversation with Sam Beam, the singer/songwriter responsible for the beautiful folk songs of Iron & Wine, is difficult. One: He is such a humble, modest guy that you really can't get him to…
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Music, Reviewed Iron & Wine

Iron & Wine

Fans of the dark and brooding song-poem hailed Iron & Wine's The Creek Drank the Cradle as one of the finest recordings of last year. And for once, the shoegazer crowd got it right. Sam Beam, the six-string slinger and…
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