FOLK

Iron & Wine

"Ghost on Ghost"

Producer: Brian Deck

Nonesuch Records

Release Date: April 16

Ambitious alt-folk act Iron & Wine dips into jazz and blue-eyed soul on its Nonesuch debut. A horn section wails in "Lovers' Revolution," while opener "Caught in the Briars" channels Van Morrison's laid-back confidence. Leader Sam Beam's voice, once a whisper, powerfully rises to match the energy of his backing band. -DG

 

COUNTRY

Granger Smith

"Dirt Road Driveway"

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