Iron & Wine, Subtle, Efterklang

February 4th, 2009

I went to see Iron & Wine back in October as part of a trip to Eugene I took with my lovely girlfriend, Rachel. It was absolutely necessary, you see, since this Iron & Wine tour was not making a stop in Seattle. Not only that but the show in Eugene was to be a solo act and thank the Bee Jee for that. Not really in the mood for one of his reggae sessions. I need my folk clean and original. None of that Jah Love.

I even made some artwork for this one for a different project. It came out pretty good so here it is. Boom. You’re lookin’ at it. Click the image for a high res version you can print off all on your own! Wahoo!

All in all a good show and a pretty good recording with which to shove that point into all of your faces. Boom. You’re hearin’ it.

Iron & Wine 2008-10-06 McDonald Theater – Eugene, OR
MP3 Sample: iaw2008-10-06sample.mp3

And even before that, there was another time that I slam dunked on this scene like a hellacoptah. There surely was a time in May of last year when I saw Subtle drop a lyrical bomb on The Nectar Lounge down in Fremont. And for certain it was the man with the plan and the microphone stand.

Supporting acts were Efterklang and Slaraffenland from somewhere in Europe that is probably cold as hell right now. Finland? Sweden? I don’t know. One of those ones. If there is interest I’ll put up the Slaraffenland set.

Subtle 2008-05-10 The Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WA
MP3 Sample: subtle2008-05-10sample.mp3

Efterklang2008-05-10 The Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WA
MP3 Sample: efterklang2008-05-10sample.mp3

2 Responses to “Iron & Wine, Subtle, Efterklang”

  1. A Says:

    I’d love the Slaraffenland set!

  2. Matthew Harrison Says:

    I played a five show mini-tour in the midwest opening for Iron & Wine around this time. I think it was in June of 2008. We started at 1st Avenue in Minnesota (Venue seen in Purple Rain), and ended at The Pageant in St. Louis. In St. Louis we ran into the guys from Sigur Ros on the street. They were on their way to play Bonnaroo and stopped in St. Louis to get a tattoo. We convinced them to come to our show and hang out back stage before and after the show. It was a terrific tour.

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