It’s no secret that Iron & Wine is my favorite band on the planet, and that if given the chance, I would run away into the sunset with Sam Beam and have like, 10,000 of his babies. But, sigh, I am not up for the challenge of being a home-wrecker. I am not an Iron & Wine purist either. I love Sam’s first albums where it was just him and a few instruments as much as I love the huge pop leaning sound of the newest albums. I like that the sound has evolved into something very different, yet still holds that same core beauty. The new album, Kiss Each Other Clean, is just downright beautiful. The first time I listened to it, I felt such an excitement. Below are my two favorite songs.