Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell | This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)

Sometimes a real beauty is waiting for you in your email inbox at the end of a long day and today is one of those such days. After posting about numerous small bands sometimes it’s nice to see a track drop from artists you’ve been listening to since the days of shoulder length hair and kissing girls behind the bike shed at school (not even joking I did actually spend my time doing that). This track taken from the new album Sing Into My Mouth has been recorded by Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell and the name behind Iron & Wine, Sam Beam.

The album is a loving homage to songs that the two longtime friends, first time collaborators, see as intrinsic influential aspects of their careers. I always kinda love this stuff, many see it as a cash grab or simply not real albums by artists they like but look at it this way. These guys both have incredibly successful careers and have no need to record these tracks but instead produce an easter egg to their independent bodies of work. It reminds me fondly of Ben Gibbard and Jay Farrar’s Kerouac tribute One Fast Move Or I’m Gone.

The album is available on iTunes preorder ahead of it’s July 17th release.

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