SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

Warner Bros. Records

February 02, 2011 14:11 ET

Iron and Wine Debuts at #2 on Billboard Top 200 Chart With New Album, Kiss Each Other Clean

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 2, 2011) -  Iron and Wine's new album Kiss Each Other Clean debuts at #2 on the Billboard Charts today, released January 25th, 2011. The album, which contains 10 tracks including the album single "Tree By The River" is the band's fourth studio album and the highest debut, selling 39,217 copies to much critical praise:

*Spin - 9 out of 10, Named one of the Winter Albums that Matter Most
*Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars, "Beam's lovely voice anchors melodies of crystalline clarity and unshakable catchiness"
*Blurt - "A confident, beautiful masterpiece."
*LA Times - 3.5 out of 4 stars 
*American Songwriter - Named a Top 10 Album in 2011 
*Austin American Statesman - A rating 
*Time Out Chicago - 4 out of 5
*Uncut - 4 out of 5 stars, Album of the Month
*Esquire - "Sublime"
*Associated Press - "unexpected and beautiful...Sam Beam at the height of his artistic powers" 

With their U.S. headlining tour beginning in April 2011, Iron and Wine performed three shows last week to sold out audiences, including two nights in Los Angeles at the Wiltern, followed by a night at NYC's Radio City Music Hall. The LA Times praised the opening show, calling Beam an "excellent bandleader." In addition to being a critics show pick by the LA Weekly and NY Times, NY Post praised an earlier secret show, noting the band is "on the cusp of greatness, ready to take its place among musical elite present and past." 

Iron and Wine's upcoming tour dates are as follows, more tour dates to be announced:

03/04 Chicago, IL Riveria Theater
04/14 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
04/15 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom
04/16 North Adams, MA MASS MoCa
04/17 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
04/18 Portland, ME State Theatre
04/19 Boston, MA House of Blues
04/20 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
04/22 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
04/21 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
04/23 Savannah, GA Trustees Theater
04/26 Charlotte, NC Amos' Southend
04/27 Richmond, VA The National
04/28 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall
04/29 Cleveland, OH House of Blues

For more about Iron and Wine, please visit www.ironandwine.com.

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