Thursday, September 15, 2005

Show Post: In House #1451

Honestly now, wrack your brains and can you think of a more appropriate union of musical forces than Iron & Wine and Calexico? Outside of the chronogically impossible, I mean, which automatically eliminates any Tom Waits/Charlie Parker suggestions you may have thrown out. Bob Dylan & the Band not withstanding, such combos are usually one-offs that litter quickly forgotten soundtracks and the like, sounding every bit as such.

With the In the Reins EP, released this week, Iron & Wine and Calexico have created a product that, it may be well argued, manages to stack up to if not surpass anything the acts have done on their own. While the songs are more quickly identifiable as Iron & Wine, given that Sam Beam wrote and sings the lead on every track, Calexico's dusty sounds are easily discerned, helping Beam's compositions achieve a fuller, grander sound than they might have on their own. The collective is currently touring together, hitting Salt Lake City on October 24th.

In House #1451.
Airdate: 9/15/05
Focus: New EP from Iron & Wine and Calexico, In the Reins, plus new music from C. Gibbs, Richard Buckner & John Hartford and more.

BONUS from today's show:
Iron & Wine and Calexico- 16, Maybe Less (MP3)



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