Our new album is out today in the UK and much of Europe. It’s called Algiers, named after the neighborhood in New Orleans where the bulk of the music was recorded. Our longtime friend and co-producer Craig Schumacher, along with the staff at The Living Room Studio, did an incredible job capturing the energy and ambiance of the new songs. Algiers is full of the variety and dynamics that have long been associated with our band’s sound, including the instrumentation that we take with us on tour: trumpets, keyboards, vibraphone, steel guitar, acoustic bass, nylon string guitars and John’s vintage drums. We’re really proud of our new album.
The video for Splitter has premiered. Check it out!
You can now listen to the new album, Algiers streaming at the Calexico Facebook page.
We are excited to share “Splitter,” the first single off of the forthcoming album Algiers. You can also view a stripped down live video of the song that was filmed in Algiers where the album was recorded. Enjoy!
We’re happy to announce our North American tour in conjunction with the release of our new album ALGIERS. Find full tour dates, info, and ticket links here. The Dodos will support!
10th Oct Royale Nightclub – Boston, MA
11th Oct 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
12th Oct Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
13th Oct Webster Hall – New York, NY
14th Oct Mr Small’s – Pittsburgh, PA
15th Oct Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
16th Oct Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN
19th Oct Neptune – Seattle, WA
20th Oct Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC Canada
21st Oct Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR
24th Oct The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
25th Oct Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
26th Oct Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
27th Oct The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
28th Oct The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
We’re excited to announce our upcoming record ALGIERS which will be out early September 2012 via Anti Records in the North and South America and City Slang in Europe! We had a great time in New Orleans with director, Zack Spiger making the video for “Para”, the first song off the new album – enjoy the song and the video and see you on tour this Fall:
You can already preorder Algiers:
in Europe at CITY SLANG
in N. America/S. America at ANTI
Calexico is excited to announce their return to Europe this fall!
Find full tour dates, info, and ticket links in the tour section.
Thanks for the support! See you on tour!
Watch the episode of Live from the Artists Den with Amos Lee featuring Calexico. The episode was recorded at the historic Fox Theatre in Tucson, Arizona – excited to have been a part of the special performance!