September 8th, 2008

Hello all!

The new record ‘Carried to Dust,‘ is now out in all territories, on Quarterstick in North America, City Slang in Europe, via Traffic in Japan, and on Spunk in Australia.

So the reviews have been stellar : Record of the month 4 stars (UNCUT), ‘an album of quiet authority and considerable beauty’ 4 stars (Time Out London), “this one is a beauty from start to finish” (Paste) “CALEXICO retrouve les grands espaces de la fiction dans un album lumineux, qui cristallise tous ses talents mélodiques”. Les Inrockuptibles, France (sound good to us!)

If you are as excited as we are, please check out the series of Calexico video shorts that NPR has posted on their All Songs Considered blog. There are more chapters to come in this love story to Tucson – stay tuned!

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July 31st, 2008

Insound Limited Edition Calexico design!

Calexico are part of a design project, Insound20, that online retailer has developed in collaboration with award-winning designer Jason Munn of The Small Stakes. Munn created designs for Calexico, and 18 other bands (including Spoon, The National, Grizzly Bear, Beirut and more) that will be sold as limited edition t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, and silk-screened posters. You can pre-order yours at

Insound has also extended a coupon code for you to use and get 10% off your order. To utilize the discount in the next 30 days, you will need to insert one of the following codes at checkout while on Insound20 (depending on which item you purchase):

For Calexico, enter code: insound20clxco

Insound Calexico

July 9th, 2008

June 12th, 2008

Calexico goes into SPACE!

On May 31st, the Space Shuttle Discovery took off toward the International Space station, carrying Commander Mark Kelly on his third flight into space. During shuttle flights, friends and family of astronauts are allowed to choose the music that is played to wake up the pilots from sleep in space. His wife, Gabrielle Giffords, a U.S. representative from Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, has chosen songs to wake the crew on two days. One day will be the bugle call Kelly used to wake up to when he went to college at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the other – CALEXICO! Their song, “Crystal Frontier,” will be beamed into space, and waking up the astronauts! Come on – it’s pretty exciting. Read more about this story right here.

Our thoughts are with Kelly, Giffords, and all the rest of the astronauts and families for a safe mission and trip home – and thanks for the solar system shout out!

For more info about the mission, check this out.


So… if Martians and astronauts are going to get to hear “Crystal Frontier” for free, why not you, right? So, we’re pleased to offer up a free MP3 download of “Crystal Frontier” for the rest of the space mission, through landing day June 14.

You’ll be able to actually hear the astronauts waking up to Calexico on Flight Day 14, June 13, by checking out NASA TV live at around 3am EST (check your local provider). If you miss it, starting at 8pm every hour on the hour they run the highlights starting with the wake up song. Also, the whole thing is live on – just click on watch NASA TV live.

Special Thanks to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, a big Calexico fan, and her husband, Shuttle Commander Mark Kelly for making this happen.