Iron and Wine go light on the whine for new album

Iron and Wine's defining sound has always been soft and sorrowful, with highlights of optimism lining the tracks. While subject matter may change, the formula was always the same, in a reliable way. Well, NPR had put up Iron and Wine's new record Ghost On Ghost, which will be available for purchase on April 16, and it sounds almost nothing like the Iron and Wine we've become used to. The overall feel of this record is much happier than previous ones. What happened? Did Sam Beam find love? Maybe he was watching a Brady Bunch marathon? Ghose On Ghost is by no means a bad album, but if you are a fan of Iron and Wine, it is going to take some getting used to. For those having trouble transitioning to the new sound, you can still take refuge in the track "Winter Prayers."

Listen to Ghost On Ghost here!