In the Reins

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In the Reins
EP by Calexico and Iron & Wine
Released September 12, 2005
Recorded Wavelab Studio, Tucson, Arizona
Genre Folk rock, Tex-Mex
Length 27:41
Label Overcoat Recordings
Calexico chronology
Feast of Wire
In the Reins EP
Garden Ruin
Iron & Wine chronology
Woman King (EP)
In the Reins (EP)
The Shepherd's Dog
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.5/10)[2]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3.5/5 stars[3]

In the Reins is a joint EP by Calexico and Iron & Wine, released by Overcoat Recordings on September 13, 2005. Iron & Wine's Sam Beam wrote all of the songs, which were recorded by the two bands together at Wavelab Studio in Tucson, Arizona. The album peaked at #135 on the Billboard 200. Both later collaborated on a cover of Bob Dylan's "Dark Eyes" for the I'm Not There soundtrack, while Calexico's Joey Burns was featured on Iron & Wine's third LP, The Shepherd's Dog.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "He Lays in the Reins" – 3:43
  2. "Prison on Route 41" – 4:10
  3. "A History of Lovers" – 3:09
  4. "Red Dust" – 3:31
  5. "Sixteen, Maybe Less" – 4:49
  6. "Burn That Broken Bed" – 5:06
  7. "Dead Man's Will" – 3:13