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Announcing an IRON AND WINE Venue Change

Thursday 7 February 2008


Announcing an IRON AND WINE Venue Change

Due to the huge demand for tickets, mysterygirlpresents announces a venue change for the Auckland show from The Kings Arms Tavern to The Powerstation.

Tickets, which had sold out will be back on sale Thursday afternoon.

New show details follow;

Friday 14th March 2008
The Powerstation, 33 Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland
Tickets from Real Groovy and

There is no venue change for the Wellington show, which is sold out.

Saturday 15th March 2008
San Francisco Bath House, Wellington

Artist details follow...

Iron and Wine is primarily the work of Florida native Sam Beam.

Beam started out as a film instructor in the late '90s in Miami. He wrote and recorded songs in his spare time and started getting attention when his lo-fi basement tapes found their way to the indie label Sub Pop. In 2002, the record company released 12 songs by Beam on a collection titled The Creek Drank the Cradle. It was followed by Our Endless Numbered Days, which some music critics chose for the best album of 2004 for its gentle, acoustic strums, spare rhythms and simple poetry. 2005 saw his most sublime release to date, the superb Woman King EP featuring dense opuses Gray Stables and Jezebel. Then of course there was delightful joint EP with Calexico - In the Reins.

The Shepherd's Dog succeeds in accomplishing a similar cathartic recasting of the artist's intentions. The arrangements are kaleidoscopic and rich. "White Tooth Man" rocks with a desperate, menacing intensity while "Boy with a Coin,” the album's first single, is darkly playful with a handclap hook tumbling under its cascading melody.

Steeped in southern lore, Iron and Wine's songs are crafted in the spirit of traditional murder ballads, with brooding tales of love and death, infidelity, and religion set against delicate melodies and beautiful harmonies. The band's music was featured on the soundtrack to the 2004 film Garden State.

While many of us learned of Iron and Wine by way of Sam Beam's tender and spare rendering of The Postal Service's "Such Great Heights" on the Garden State soundtrack, those who dug deeper discovered a classic American tunesmith with a precocious musical signature. Songs like "Lion's Mane,” "Jesus the Mexican Boy" and "Naked as We Came" are remarkable demonstrations of craft; musically memorable, lyrically evocative and casually atmospheric.

Iron and Wine is;
Chad Taylor [Sea & Cake]
Benny Massarella [Califone]
Matt Lux [Isotope 217]
Leroy Bach [formerly of Wilco]
Paul Niehaus [Calexico]
Patty McKinney
Sarah Beam
Sam Beam

The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002)
The Sea & The Rhythm (2003)
Our Endless Numbered Days (2004)
Woman King (2005)
In the Reins (w/Calexico) (2005)
The Shepherd's Dog (2007)

This will be their first visit to New Zealand.

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