In the Reins Shaggy poet-genius Iron & Wine delivers gothic ruminations on love and mortality with the searing intimacy of whispered confessions. Genre-crossing Calexico perfect a bewitching blend… In the Reins Shaggy poet-genius Iron & Wine delivers gothic ruminations on love and mortality with the searing intimacy of whispered confessions. Genre-crossing Calexico perfect a bewitching blend… 2005-09-13 Calexico Iron & Wine Indie Rock
Music Review

In the Reins (2005)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 13, 2005; Lead Performances: Calexico and Iron & Wine; Genre: Indie Rock

Shaggy poet-genius Iron & Wine delivers gothic ruminations on love and mortality with the searing intimacy of whispered confessions. Genre-crossing Calexico perfect a bewitching blend of country-Mex-blues that evokes the menacing charm of a border-town saloon. On the seven-track EP In the Reins, these perfectly matched temperaments have created something heartbreaking and haunting — the sonic equivalent of curtains billowing in an open window.

Originally posted Sep 16, 2005 Published in issue #841 Sep 23, 2005 Order article reprints
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