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.
You can pre-order the album from Anti- in N. American here and from City Slang for Europe here.
All our best from Tucson and hope to see you on the road soon,
John, Joey and all in Calexico