on 15 January 2009
Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) recorded these beautiful, gentle, evocative songs informally at home. You couldn't wish for a better introduction to his work. You play this & just wish for more of the same. 'Jesus The Mexican Boy' is possibly one of the sweetest songs, very nostalgic, cinematic, and full of yearning, sorrow & regret. Imagine Kerouac at his most lyrical, sung gently, quietly & without any pretensions. Unbeatable.