Iron and Wine & Ben Bridwell . Sing Into My Mouth
Longtime friends Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses and Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam take great pride in announcing the completion of their first ever collaborative album, Sing Into My Mouth.
Scheduled for a joint release on July 17, 2015 on Beam’s Black Cricket and Bridwell’s Brown Records, Sing Into My Mouth is a loving homage to 12 songs that have had indelible influence on both of its creators. Classics interpreted on Sing Into My Mouth range from the familiar—Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody),” Sade’s “Bulletproof Soul” and El Perro del Mar’s “God Knows (You Gotta Give to Get)” — to deep cuts such as Them Two’s “Am I a Good Man?” (a frequent feature of Band of Horses’ live set) and “There’s No Way Out of Here” originally recorded by ‘70s UK act Unicorn but better known as the lead single from David Gilmour of Pink Floyd’s 1978 solo debut.
“Ben and I started our careers together and had been threatening to work with one another for years,”Beam recalls. “When we finally conceived of the covers project and carved out some time, it was nostalgic and fun from top to bottom–the process of picking the songs to cover was really reminiscent of more than 15 years ago when we used to mail each other cassettes and CDs of music we were into–and the end of every recording day found us cutting up with friends the way we used to when we’d cross paths in South Carolina. He’s always been one of the funniest people I know.”
Sing Into My Mouth was recorded at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC. The complete track list along with the artists whose performances of these songs inspired Ben and Sam are detailed below.
IRON & WINE AND BEN BRIDWELL
SING INTO MY MOUTH
(Black Cricket Recording Co./Brown Records)
1 This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) (Talking Heads)
2 Done This One Before (Ronnie Lane)
3 Any Day Woman (Bonnie Raitt)
4 You Know Me More Than I Know (John Cale)
5 Bulletproof Soul (Sade)
6 There’s No Way Out of Here (Unicorn)
7 God Knows (You Gotta Give to Get) (El Perro del Mar)
8 The Straight and Narrow (Spiritualized)
9 Magnolia (JJ Cale)
10 Am I a Good Man? (Them Two)
11 Ab’s Song (Marshall Tucker Band)
12 Coyote, My Little Brother (Pete Seeger)