September 15th, 2012


NPR’s Weekend Edition has a feature on Calexico today! Tune in locally or stream the interview here.

September 14th, 2012


We are happy to announce we will be returning to Europe for more tour dates in February 2013! Ticket links on the tour page.

Feb 14 Olympia Dublin, IR Ireland
Feb 15 O2 ABC Glasgow, UK
Feb 16 HMV Ritz Manchester, UK
Feb 17 Metropolitan University Leeds, UK
Feb 18 O2 Academy Bristol, UK
Feb 19 Corn Exchange Brighton, UK
Feb 21 Paard van Troje Den Haag, NL
Feb 22 Tivoli Utrecht, NL
Feb 23 Het Depot Leuven, BE
Feb 24 Aeronef Bourran, FR (ON SALE SOON)
Feb 25 Le Cargo Caen, FR (ON SALE SOON)
Feb 26 Zakk Düsseldorf, GER (ON SALE SOON)

September 10th, 2012


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.

You can order it here:



City Slang

Spunk (Australia)

July 30th, 2012


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!



June 26th, 2012


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