A song from your favorite band.Â I know many of you are expecting Smashing Pumpkins here, but I just can’t say they’re my favorite band anymore.Â I know, I know, get out your fans and clutch your pearls ladies.Â While I still love their catalog (Remember day one? Soma is my favorite song!), these days, Iron and Wine has my heart.Â And just like I met Billy Corgan when I was at the height of my obsession, I met Sam Beam as well.Â If you’ve talked to me in the past four years I’m sure I’ve mentioned it. 😉
The “a” song is difficult.Â One of my favorite recordings from them is actually a cover, Love Vigilanties, but I can’t do that because that would ignore all of their amazing original songs. I have multiple years and albums to consider, but I think I’m going to go with something off the new album, but I’m still going to cheat a bit.Â Here’s Half Moon from Kiss Each Other Clean, but it just so happens to be at the first song of the Tiny Desk concert he did for NPR.Â So, I mean, if you *want* to keep watching you totally can.Â I love the album a lot, but there are a few spots where I think Sam’s voice is a bit over processed.Â I don’t think I’d feel this way if I hadn’t heard it live first, but when I heard Rabbit Will Run I was just so excited to know that I would own that song soon, but the album version is distorted, and I want the stripped version as well.Â I will probably get that at ACL Festival this fall though – that will be fantastic.
Wait, what?Â You want the live version of Rabbit Will Run too?Â Ok, fine.Â Don’t ever say I ‘ve never done nothin’ for you.
Tags: 30-day song challenge, ACL festival, big burned hand, Billy Corgan, half moon, iron and wine, kiss each other clean, naked as we came, rabbit will run, sam beam, smashing pumpkins, tree by the river