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By Nick Crowe  


Kiss Each Other Clean, Iron & Wine, 25th January

Iron & Wine is the stage name of the heavily bearded singer-songwriter Sam Beam, a 36-year-old ex-film professor from South Carolina. Like many of his generation, Beam began his career in a bedroom, recording husky, lo-fi folk songs onto a four-track tape recorder, the pick of which became his first album, The Creek Drank the Cradle. When his decelerated cover of electro-pop song “Such Great Heights” appeared in the cult movie Garden State in 2004, it won him acclaim in alternative music…

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