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Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam announces new album with Jesca Hoop, shares “Every Songbird Says” — listen

on February 10, 2016, 11:25am

Photo by Josh Wool

Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam spent much of 2015 working the studio with other artists. He and Band of Horses’s Ben Bridwell linked up to put out Sing Into My Mouth, an album in which they covered the likes of Talking Heads and Spiritualized. Beam also contributed to Glen Hansard’s second solo LP, Didn’t He Ramble.

Now, the Iron & Wine troubadour will continue his collaborative streak into the new year with Love Letter for Fire, a full-length of duets with California singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop. The 13-track effort is due to arrive April 15th through Sub Pop and counts Wilco’s Glenn Kotche and multi-instrumentalist Robert Burger as special guests. Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse) served as producer.

As a first teaser of the LP, Beam has revealed the lead single, “Every Songbird Sings”. A charming offering anchored by Beam and Hoop’s seraphic harmonies, it can be streamed below. Listen in.

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Love Letter for Fire Tracklist:
01. Welcome to Feeling
02. One Way to Pray
03. The Lamb You Lost
04. We Two are a Moon
05. Midas Tongue
06. Know the Wild That Wants You
07. Every Songbird Says
08. Bright Lights and Goodbyes
09. Kiss Me Quick
10. Chalk it Up to Chi
11. Valley Clouds
12. Soft Place to Land
13. Sailor to Siren

In support of the LP, Beam and Hoop will tour the US this spring.

Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop 2016 Tour Dates:
05/17 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
05/18 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Theatre
05/20 – New York, NY @ Town Hall
05/21 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theater
05/22 – Boston, MA @ Wilburn Theater
05/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
05/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
05/27 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theater
05/28 – Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater
05/30 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
05/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theater
06/02 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
06/03 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
06/04 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater
06/05 – Boise, ID @ Egyptian Theater
06/06 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
06/08 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
06/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
06/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
06/11 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall