10 IRON & WINE WHAT HURTS WORSE
Taken from the “Weed Garden” EP, this is one of Sam Beam’s finest efforts in years
JP: There are parts of this that remind me of John Martyn, and parts that remind me of Eddie Cochrane – more the slapback than anything else. Completely coincidentally, of course, but since he came back to Sub Pop his songwriting has regained its simplicity, in the best possible sense. Sam is a master musician, but it’s what is absent from his music that speaks the loudest.