In (late) celebration of Record Store Day, The Low Anthem and Iron & Wine have plans to release a split 12” of their Daytrotter sessions. Only 1000 copies of the limited edition release will be produced, sold exclusively through “mom and pop” record stores, with a few copies available through Daytrotter and the bands’ respectivewebsites.
The release is an extension of the relationship formed when Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam invited The Low Anthem to open his US tour. “We played some shows in the U. K. together and I thought they were great,” Beam said. “Last time I saw them, [Ben] started doing his feedback loop with his cell phone and the whole crowd. It was beautiful. They’re just fun to watch. And their music’s great.”
This will be the first time a full Daytrotter session has appeared as a vinyl release. The Low Anthem’s side of the split LP will feature a live performance of six tracks from their new album Smart Flesh. Head over to Daytrotter to check out the original Low Anthem and Iron & Wine sessions.