Last chance: we're fast running out of our limited Box and deluxe CD editions of Calexico's 'Algiers' - more info and tracklisting after the jump, but for a preview of some of the spectacular bonus content included, watch this live video of the band performing with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra:
Entitled SPIRITOSO, the extra disc features a full album of superb live recordings from two shows in Vienna and Potsdam this summer, with full symphonic orchestras. Here's the tracklisting:
1. Frontera /Trigger *
* Live with the Radio Symphonic Orchestra Vienna
For the time being, the box is the only way to get your hands on the vinyl version of this recording - you can pick your copy up here.
You can listen to another beautiful new track from upcoming Calexico release 'Algiers', out 7 September 2012, below via the Soundcloud player. Above is a video showing Joey Burns and John Convertino performing a duo-version of the same track live in Algiers Point. The full band will be back on tour in September and October - all tourdates and ticket links here
CITY SLANG is absolutely thrilled to announce the release of CALEXICO’s new album ALGIERS, out on September 10th 2012. Recorded in New Orleans, Joey Burns’ and John Convertino’s sixth album is arguably the most exciting and accessible CALEXICO record to date: if you don't believe us, check out the beautiful first track, "Para", available for free download after the jump...
And to celebrate the release of ALGIERS, we’ve got a special treat for you. Not only are we premiering the first song off the record as a free download but also a beautiful video of the same track, shot and directed by the wonderful Zack Spiger (who recently worked with LAMBCHOP on their "Gone Tomorrow" and "2B2" videos)
The feel of ALGIERS is recognisably classic CALEXICO, but their style has been revitalised and reborn through the experience of recording in the magical city of New Orleans. Their work has spoken of dusty deserts and the loners that inhabit them, mixing America’s country music heritage with that of a Latin persuasion. In other words, it isn’t obviously affiliated with the sounds that have made New Orleans one of the premiere tourist destinations in the US. The choice of New Orleans was largely down to long time collaborator/producer Craig Schumacher. “We were talking about wanting to go to Europe and record,” Burns says, “but we never get our stuff together in time to make plans that far in advance. So where do you go that is nearby and has a European feel? New Orleans.”
You might think that after the 22 years since they first met, six studio albums and a suitcase of tour CDs, collaborations with the likes of Victoria Williams, Iron & Wine, Willie Nelson, Roger McGuinn and Nancy Sinatra, and soundtrack work to boot, there wasn’t much more they could achieve. But you’d be wrong. New Orleans clearly inspired them to make an album that sees them stretch out more effortlessly than ever before. Yes, you can take the men out of CALEXICO, but you can’t take CALEXICO out of the men…
ALGIERS will be available on CD (Slang50022), limited 2CD Digipak (Slang50022LTD), 180g LP in a heavy, embossed, tip-on cover (Slang50022LP) and of course digitally.
A limited ‘Super Deluxe Edition’ box set will be available exclusively on the City Slang/Calexico web shop.
CALEXICO will be on tour in September as well as November 2012 - check our tourdates section for more details.