Iron & Wine, the moniker of Samuel Beam, has announced his fifth studio album Ghost on Ghost, his debut release with his new label Nonesuch Records. Due out on April 16th, the follow-up to 2011's Kiss Each Other Clean was produced by Brian Deck and will span 12 tracks. According to Beam, it is a departure from his previous albums, saying, "[t]his record felt like a reward to myself after the way I went about making the last few."
The album also sees Beam employing the help of a slew of talented folks, such as Rob Burger, Steve Bernstein, Brian Blade, Curtis Fowlkes, Tony Garnier, Marika Hughes, Briggan Kraus, Maxim Moston, Tony Scherr, Doug Wieselman, Kenny Wolleson, Anja Wood, and more.
For an initial sense of what Ghost on Ghost will sound like, Beam is streaming the first single titled "Lover's Revolution", a brass-heavy, jazz-infused number that sounds more carefree and improvisational than past efforts. Stream it below, where you can also find the tracklisting for the upcoming LP.
Ghost on Ghost Tracklist:
01. Caught in the Briars
02. The Desert Babbler
04. Low Light Buddy of Mine
05. Graces for Saints and Ramblers
06. Grass Windows
07. Singers and the Endless Song
08. Sundown (Back in the Briars)
09. Winter Prayers
10. New Mexico’s No Breeze
11. Lovers’ Revolution
12. Baby Center Stage