Iron and Wine to release rarities album, tour

This May, Iron and Wine will release a 2CD/3LP collection of rare tracks, entitled Around the Well. Coming from I&W's usual label home, Sub Pop, the collection ranges from songs that are out-of-print to those that have never been released. The title of this compilation comes from the band's single, "The Trapeze Swinger."

The first disc is mainly quiet, rough home recordings, while the second is mostly formal studio recordings. The re-released tracks come from songs recorded on 2002's The Creek Drank the Cradle all through 2007's The Shepherd's Dog.

The band will support the weighty release with a small, five-city tour of intimate venues, where it will turn the set list of each show over to fans, making each performance completely unique. From March 6-30, fans can vote by city and night on the songs they'd like to hear at

Iron and Wine has also begun work on a sequel to The Shephard's Dog,  to be released in the spring of next year.  

Around the Well tracklist:

Disc 1
1. Dearest Forsaken
2. Morning
3. Loud as Hope
4. Peng! 33
5. Sacred Vision
6. Friends They Are Jewels
7. Hickory
8. Waitin' for a Superman
9. Swans and Swimming
10. Call Your Boys
11. Such Great Heights
(Vinyl break occurs between "Friends" and "Hickory")

Disc 2
1. Communion Cups & Someone's Coat
2. Belated Promise Ring
3. God Made the Automobile
4. Homeward, These Shoes
5. Love Vigilantes
6. Shining Hands
7. No Moon
8. Serpent Charmer
9. Carried Home
10. Kingdom of the Animals
11. Arms of a Theif
12. The Trapeze Swinger
(Vinyl break occurs between "Sinning" and "No Moon." At nearly 10 minutes, "The Trapeze Swinger" will stand alone on the third piece of vinyl.)


4 - Seattle, Wash @ Vera Project (w/Yogoman Burning)
5 - Seattle, Wash @ Triple Door (w/Alela Diane)
6 - San Francisco, Calif @ Swedish American Hall (w/Yogoman Burning Band)
7  -San Francisco, Calif @ Swedish American Hall (w/Magic Leaves)
8 - Los Angeles, Calif @ Masonic Hall at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (w/ Alela Diane and DJ Small Town Talk)
9 - Los Angeles, Calif @ Troubadour (w/Yogoman Burning Band)
12 - Chicago, Ill @ Lakeshore Theatre (w/Katie Stelmanis) 
13 - Chicago, Ill @ Schuba's 
17 - New York, N.Y. @ Abrons Arts Center (w/Lia Ices)
18 - New York, N.Y. @ Abrons Arts Center (w/Partyface)

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