Sam Beam doesn't seem worried about much. And in fact, he doesn't need to be. Iron and Wine has been a force to be reckoned with in the cryptic indie world for a decade now, and that's not likely to change. Beam's last album, 2010's Kiss Each other Clean
marked the beginning of Iron and Wine's evolution. With random, yet tasteful licks on the xylophone and electric guitar sneaks (see "Monkeys Uptown"), it left us wondering where the man lying in the patch of green grass from Our Endless Numbered Days
had gone. Iron and Wine's fifth studio album, Ghost on Ghost
seeps with joyous abstraction and flourishes in a brassy heaven, and sounds like a completely other side of Sam Beam.