Sam Beam's Iron & Wine is finally back with some new music, the first of which is below. Iron & Wine's new album, Ghost on Ghost is out on April 16th. Here's your fix till then:
Hem is also coming out with a new album, Departure and Farewell, on April 2nd. Hem is probably best known for their song "Half Acre" that was used in a Farmer's Insurance commercial:
Their new single, "Tourniquet", is equally as simple and quiet. Check it out here: (via Stereogum)
Last week I was listening to Ben Gibbard & Aimee Mann's single a lot, and this week am further treated to more Ben Gibbard, this time in the form of a performance of "Near Wild Heaven" by R.E.M. along with Peter Buck and Mike Mills from R.E.M. Ben Gibbard's voice slips in eerily well. (via Stereogum)
Lord Huron's album came out last year, but they seem to be everywhere lately, most recently over at Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW. Here they are performing "Time to Run" (via NPR Music)
World Cafe's David Dye sat down with Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman, from Fleet Foxes) to discuss his persona and his album, Fear Fun. You can check it out at this link to NPR's World Cafe.