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
(2003)Feast of Wire2003
In the Reins EP
Garden Ruin
(2006)Garden Ruin2006
Iron & Wine chronology
Woman King (EP)
(2005) Woman King (EP)2005
In the Reins (EP)
(2005) In the Reins (EP)2005
The Shepherd's Dog
(2007) The Shepherd's Dog2007
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 77/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (8.5/10)[3]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3.5/5 stars[4]

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]

No. Title Length
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
Total length: 27:41