It's the first new material we've heard from Sam Bean since 2011's Kiss Each Other Clean, which makes for a roughly-two-year turnaround. That's about average in the music industry, but often indicates that any "evolution" of sound will be subtle.
Indeed, "Grace For Saints And Ramblers" is a typical Iron & Wine song: nothing groundbreaking, but certainly enjoyable to listen to. Hopefully you agree!
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