SPIN has premiered a video of of Calexico performing “Falling From the Sky” at Wavelab Studios here. Our friend Aaron Schock directed the piece. Enjoy!
“Falling from the Sky” was written when landing in New Zealand, having read the children’s book “The House in the Night” which has a similar phrasing as the chorus in this song… the song could be about not knowing where life is heading sometimes – there is nostalgia and an attempt to convey the importance of mystery and magic in our lives. Our instincts tell us to take giant leaps, whilst our minds remind us to be more cautious. When we find ourselves truly alone or facing our biggest challenges, it is then that we are most in tune with our true selves and the world around us, or in this case amongst the universe and stars above.” – Joey
We are excited to announce the first leg of our North American tour in support of EDGE OF THE SUN!
May 30 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall – http://bit.ly/lh30th
May 31 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall – http://bit.ly/lhchi31
June 2 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House – http://bit.ly/operahouseto
June 3 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre –http://bit.ly/coronatheatre
June 4 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair – http://bit.ly/sinclairbo
June 5 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club – http://bit.ly/930DC
June 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer – http://bit.ly/utphil
June 7 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – http://bit.ly/bowerynyc
June 8 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – http://bit.ly/bowery2
Today we are very excited to announce the details of our new record Edge of the Sun, which will be released on April 14th. After writing in Mexico City, we returned to Tucson to record at Wavelab Studios where Joey, John, Calexico’s own Sergio Mendoza and Craig Schumacher produced the album. This is the most collaborative work in the band’s history, with guest musicians ranging from Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) and Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses) to Gaby Moreno and members of the Greek instrumental group Takim. Here is the song “Cumbia de Donde,” which features Carla Morrison:
In other exciting news, we are in the middle of rehearsals and will be playing our first show of the Edge of The Sun tour at Celtic Connections this Sunday. We have a full European tour in April and May, as well as three German dates already announced for October, including Calexico’s biggest headline show to date in Berlin. US tour dates will be announced very soon.
All our best from Tucson and hope to see you on the road soon,
John, Joey and all in Calexico
We know it’s been quiet on the Calexico news front for some time now, but today we are excited to let you know that we are in the final stages of recording and mixing our new album. Over the past year, the band spent time in Mexico City writing, and then returned to our beloved Wavelab Studio in Tucson to record with our longtime collaborators, Craig Schumacher and Chris Schultz. The album will feature some of our favorite and most gifted friends as guest musicians. More details and music will be forthcoming soon, but until then we will leave you with our other very exciting news: April 2015 will see the first Calexico tour of Europe to support the new album. All dates and ticket links are highlighted below and shows will be on sale by Friday at noon. We can’t wait to return to Europe to share the new music with you.
Warm wishes from Tucson
John, Joey and all in Calexico
14 Apr – COPENHAGEN @ AMAGER BIO: http://bit.ly/calexicocopenhagen
15 Apr – HAMBURG @ GROSSE FREIHEIT: http://bit.ly/calexicogermany
16 Apr – AMSTERDAM @ PARADISO: http://bit.ly/calexicoparadiso
17 Apr – EINDHOVEN @ EFFENAAR: http://bit.ly/calexicoeindhoven
18 Apr – BERLIN @ HEIMATHAFEN: http://bit.ly/calexicogermany
20 Apr – COLOGNE @ E-WERK: http://bit.ly/calexicogermany
21 Apr – MUNICH @ MUFFATHALLE: http://bit.ly/calexicogermany
22 Apr – ZURICH @ VOLKSHAUS: http://bit.ly/calexicozurich
23 Apr – MILAN @ FABRIQUE: http://bit.ly/calexicoitaly
25 Apr – LUXEMBOURG @ ATELIER: http://bit.ly/calexicolux
26 Apr – PARIS @ TRIANON: http://bit.ly/1wO5v1X
27 Apr – BRUSSELS @ ANCIENNE BELGIQUE: http://bit.ly/calexicoab
28 Apr – LONDON @ O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE: http://bit.ly/calexicolondon
30 Apr – MANCHESTER @ THE ALBERT HALL: http://bit.ly/calexicomanchester
01 May – LIVERPOOL @ LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC HALL: http://bit.ly/calexicoliverpool
02 May – BELFAST @ THE LIMELIGHT: http://bit.ly/calexicoie
04 May – DUBLIN @ OLYMPIA THEATRE: http://bit.ly/calexicoie
Exciting news! We are half-way through recording music for a new record. John and Joey went to Coyoacán, one of the oldest neighborhoods near Mexico City, with Sergio and spent some time writing before coming back to Tucson to record at Wavelab. You can follow our progress on Instagram here.
We will take a break from recording to tour Europe for three weeks this month playing shows in and around the Mediterranean. We look forward to visiting Austria, Greece, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy. Visit the tour page for all the details and we hope to see you out on the road!
Finally, we are having a sale in the Calexico store. There’s plenty of tour only albums, t-shirts, calendars and posters.
See you soon,
Joey, Jacob and Michael joined Neko Case on CONAN last night to perform “Ragtime” off of her Grammy nominated album The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. Check it out below!
Listen to the WFUV Holiday Cheer Benefit Show with Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard, Amos Lee, Kathleen Edwards, Nick Lowe and Beth Orton here.