That being said, Iron and Wine's trademark lush vocals and instrumentation are, fortunately, still present on the album. "Half Moon" recalls Iron and Wine's earlier work, blending a lovely melodic line with retro pop back-up vocals and a twangy country guitar.
"Tree by the River" is by far the most enchanting track on the album, once again making use of relaxing background vocals and the sweet sounds of a glockenspiel.
"Monkeys Uptown" is an example of Beam's growing interest in electronic music, overlaying a funky bass guitar line with chirpy, rhythmic beats. Despite the electronic aspect to the album, the themes of memory, love, and Iron and Wine's musical journey are present.
Kiss Each Other Clean is a satisfyingly eclectic mix: every song tells a different story, and every song provides the listener with a different mood that can be really captivating. Although it may not be the best Iron and Wine album ever, it is the perfect listen for a lazy Sunday afternoon, and that's saying a lot.