While we wait for The AV Club’s latest season of their fantastic Undercover series to resume on March 19, the pop-culture site has just launched a brand new video series focused on original music called State Songs. The premise is simple: “match up three things from one state: a performer, a song and a location,” with the first four installments all centered around the largest state in the continental United States – Texas. For their inaugural post they’ve nabbed Mr. Iron & Wine himself Sam Beam, bringing him to the state’s oldest dance hall Gruene Hall – a legendary roadhouse in New Braunfels, that has seen everyone from Willie Nelson to Townes Van Zandt to Stevie Ray Vaughan grace its stage.
Beam, who is originally from South Carolina, but now resides outside of Austin, offered up a gorgeous version of Waves Of Galveston, a brand new track from his upcoming studio album Ghost on Ghost which hits stores on April 15. Let’s check it out…
Iron & Wine will be in Austin to play a number of SXSW showcases this week, and will kick off their 15-date world tour with an appearance at the first ever Bottlerock Festival in Napa, Calif. on May 11.
[via AV Club]