Loser Edition 12" Yellow Splatter Vinyl
Archive Series Volume No. 5: Tallahassee is the lost-in-time debut album from Iron and Wine. Acollection of songs recorded three years prior to his official Sub Pop debut, The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002). A period before the concept of Iron and Wine existed and principal songwriter Sam Beam was studying at Florida State University with the intent of pursuing a career in film.
These recordings, minus one track, have never been made available and were instead left preserved on a hard drive for the last twenty years. The one track that floated out there, called ‘n Your Own Time was shared without a title to childhood friend Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses) at some point, and Ben shared it with more than a few folks during the golden era of mix CDs. Two of those folks were Jonathan Poneman from Sub Pop and journalist Mike McGonigal, who included it on his best songs of 2001 mix CD, passed out to friends and acquaintances. And for many that is where the Iron & Wine story begins, until now.