January 5, 2011
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Anna Christopher, NPR


   

NPR MUSIC AND WNYC TO VIDEO WEBCAST IRON AND WINE
SURPRISE CONCERT TONIGHT AT 8PM (ET)

BAND TO GIVE FIRST PERFORMANCE OF NEW ALBUM,
"KISS EACH OTHER CLEAN," FROM WNYC’S THE GREENE SPACE

NPR Music and WNYC will video webcast a surprise concert from acclaimed indie folk band Iron and Wine tonight at 8PM (ET) at www.npr.org/music and www.wnyc.org/thegreenespace This will be Iron and Wine's first live performance of its forthcoming album "Kiss Each Other Clean."

The concert was just announced during an interview with Sam Beam on WNYC's Soundcheck, and is taking place at the station's street-level broadcast and performance venue, The Greene Space. Tickets (extremely limited) are on sale now for $25 at www.wnyc.org/thegreenespace

The intimate show, hosted by John Schaefer of Soundcheck, and accompanying live stream, is the first opportunity to hear the album before its release on January 25. "Kiss Each Other Clean" is the first studio album from Beam in more than three years – and already receiving attention for its full-band, rich sound. Beam chose to debut the new material in this manner as an expression of his appreciation for public radio.

Following the live performance, the entire concert will be archived at www.npr.org/music and www.wnyc.org/thegreenespacewww.wnyc.org/thegreenespace

About NPR Music
NPR Music celebrates great music in every genre and is an industry leader in music discovery. The multimedia site offers more than 300 new features monthly and an extensive archive, in collaboration with NPR's newsmagazines, 12 public radio member stations and the passionate NPR community. NPR Music creates and distributes inventive music coverage across multiple platforms – from web, to radio, to podcast, to mobile, to social media, to live events – with first listens to new albums, live performances, concerts at the Tiny Desk, interviews, reviews and blogs. Its newest addition: All Songs 24/7, a non-stop stream of every song ever played in 10 years of the show.

About WNYC
New York Public Radio is New York's premier public radio franchise, comprising WNYC FM, WNYC AM, and WQXR, as well as www.wnyc.org and www.wqxr.org. As America's most listened-to AM/FM news and talk public radio stations, reaching 1.1 million listeners every week, WNYC extends New York City's cultural riches to the entire country on-air and online, and presents the best national offerings from networks NPR, PRI, APM and the BBC. WNYC 93.9 FM broadcasts a wide range of daily news, talk, cultural and music programming, while WNYC AM 820 maintains a stronger focus on breaking news and international news reporting. Classical 105.9 WQXR is New York City’s sole 24-hour classical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, among other New York City venues, immersing listeners in the city’s rich musical life. In addition to its audio content, WNYC produces content for live, radio and web audiences from The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, the station’s street-level multipurpose, multiplatform broadcast studio and performance space. For more information about New York Public Radio, visit www.nypublicradio.org.