Sam Beam’s quiet pensive dude project Iron and Wine is bringing sexy back (quietly, of course) on his upcoming album Ghost on Ghost. It’s a concept album about a sexy teen ghost who finds redemption in a surprising place: the ghost porn industry of California’s San Fernando Valley. (Just kidding. It’s not about that at all. PROBABLY.) Whatever it’s about, it’s due April 16 on Nonesuch here in the United States. For Europe, Japan, Ghost California, Australia and New Zealand, 4AD is putting this thing out on April 15.
Produced by longtime Beam collaborator Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Califone, Fruit Bats), Ghost on Ghost features the single “Lovers’ Revolution.” You can preview the track below and envision yourself drenched in sweat, sipping juleps with Sam Beam as he sings you a merry New Orleans-style song about sad things, laughing the night away as the twilight casts a haze of nostalgia and lost dreams over Bourbon Street. Who knows? Maybe that dream will even become a reality. Tourdates are in the works.
Ghost on Ghost tracklisting:
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