iron & wine- kiss eachother clean (5/5)

Recently Sam Beam told SPIN magazine that Kiss Each Other Clean “is more of a focused pop record. It sounds like music people heard in their parent’s car growing up…that early-to-mid ‘70s FM, radio-friendly music” and he’s right. And it’s very surprising and very very very good. Excellent even. Astounding, actually. Even when you find yourself dancing in your car and you say, “WHAT? I’m dancing in my car to Iron & Wine? Is this happening?” It is, and you will love it. Completely. The days of Iron & Wine’s lo-fi home recording remain bubbling and simmering just underneath, but on the surface is a more refined, clean and deeply textured sound.