Iron & Wine will return this September with the follow-up to Our Endless Numbered Days, Shepherd's Dog.
The new LP - tracklisting below - is to be released via Sub Pop. Of it, and his recent touring with Calexico, I&W lynchpin Sam Beam (pictured) has said (to Billboard):
"That tour affected me a lot. They're such good musicians. I already knew I wanted to do a much freer record; a little bit more of a playful record. Their influence just helped me even more."
Calexico's Joey Burns and Paul Niehaus are among the guest musicians on Shepherd's Dog, the tracklisting of which is as follows:
'Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car'
'White Tooth Man'
'Lovesong of the Buzzard'
'House by the Sea'
'Wolves (Song of the Shepherd's Dog)'
'Boy with a Coin'
'The Devil Never Sleeps'
'Peace Beneath the City'
'Flightless Bird, American Mouth'
A single will drop (drop?) before the album's release. Yup.