Featured Release This Week From Iron & Wine + Studio One Top 30 Playlist

Sep 4, 2017

Sam Beam's voice and style are so distinctive that his songs are immediately recognizable as Iron & Wine, even if you're not sure exactly which Iron & Wine song it is.  The new album is Beast Epic, solidly in the Iron & Wine tradition.  Lyrically (according to him), it's Beam's most personal album to date.  Born in South Carolina, Beam currently resides in North Carolina with his wife and five daughters.  Beast Epic was recorded in Chicago, with Beam writing all the songs and producing.  Sub Pop is the record label Iron & Wine began on, and have now returned to.  Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman says:  "It's my favorite Iron & Wine album by a mile."

Here are the Top 30 releases played on Studio One Tracks for the week ending Sept. 3, 2017:

1   Arcade Fire- Everything Now

2   The War On Drugs- A Deeper Understanding

3   The Mynabirds- Be Here Now

4   Iron & Wine- Beast Epic

5   Coast Modern- Coast Modern

6   Passion Pit- Tremendous Sea Of Love

7   LCD Soundsystem- American Dream

8   This Is The Kit- Moonshine Freeze

9   Gregg Allman- Southern Blood

10  Filthy Friends- Invitation

11  Foster The People- Sacred Hearts Club

12  Oh Sees- Orc

13  Benjamin Gibbard- Bandwagonesque

14  Widowspeak- Expect The Best

15  Matt Pond PA- Still Summer

16  Manchester Orchestra- A Black Mile To The Surface

17  Twinsmith- Stay Cool

18  Broken Social Scene- Hug Of Thunder

19  Washed Out- Mister Mellow

20  Guided By Voices- How Do You Spell Heaven?

21  Haim- Something To Believe In

22  Bleachers- Gone Now

23  Avey Tare- Eucalyptus

24  The Districts- Popular Manipulations

25  Briana Marela- Call It Love

26  Dan Croll- Emerging Adulthood

27  Japanese Breakfast- Soft Sounds From Another Planet

28  A Giant Dog- Toy

29  RAC- EGO

30  Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real- Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real