11 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After a couple of collaborative albums—one with singer/songwriter Jessica Hoop, another, all covers, with Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell—Sam Beam returns to Iron & Wine. Pivoting from the experiments of 2013’s Ghost on Ghost, Beast Epic finds Beam in a simpler, more familiar mode: Warm, quietly celebratory folk-rock charged with uplift and hope. “Where we see enough to follow/We can hear when we are hollow/Where we keep the light we’re given/We can lose and call it living,” Beam sings on “Call It Dreaming,” blending the intimacy of Elliott Smith with the bittersweet radiance of Cat Stevens.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

After a couple of collaborative albums—one with singer/songwriter Jessica Hoop, another, all covers, with Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell—Sam Beam returns to Iron & Wine. Pivoting from the experiments of 2013’s Ghost on Ghost, Beast Epic finds Beam in a simpler, more familiar mode: Warm, quietly celebratory folk-rock charged with uplift and hope. “Where we see enough to follow/We can hear when we are hollow/Where we keep the light we’re given/We can lose and call it living,” Beam sings on “Call It Dreaming,” blending the intimacy of Elliott Smith with the bittersweet radiance of Cat Stevens.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Spygirl1124 ,

Speaks to my Heart

About 15 years ago, I was creating a journal page on artists I turn to in certain circumstances, and I wrote that Sam Beam goes straight to my heart. If this first song is any indication, the feeling remains the same. His tenderness in both words and melodies just move me--it's that simple!

HeatonHoudini ,

Never know what to expect

All his albums range in scope from very stripped down like on creek drank to my personal fave kiss each other clean which is a way jazzier and fully realized sound. Check out his albums with calexico. Fully stoked for new material whatever direction its going in

mkljfox ,

Masterpiece

A wonderful album from start to finish.

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