New Release & Tour: Calexico And Iron & Wine – Years to Burn / Father Mountain

photo Credit: Piper Ferguson

Calexico and Iron & Wine first made an artistic connection with In The Reins, the 2005 EP that brought Sam Beam, Joey Burns and John Convertino together. Their paths diverged, but they kept in touch when they could. They often talked about rekindling their collaboration in the studio and on stage, but it wasn’t until last year that their schedules aligned, which allowed them to create a new album: Years To Burn

Years To Burn, due June 14th, takes a step away from the sounds of In The Reins. “The first time, we basically backed up Sam playing his songs,” John says. “This time we allowed for improvisation. Joey was willing to offer up song ideas and Sam was open to it. It was more collaborative”

“This session was all about making something together, the act of doing it together…we had no rehearsal in advance, we just went into the studio. We thought, let’s not replicate who we’ve been, but do something more experimental and fun. There’s a beautiful contrast in the music we all make in our bands. When you’re sharing music with others, that’s when sparks start flying and ideas come about”

Listen to new single Father Mountain, below…

Tracklisting here…

  1. What Heaven’s Left
  2. Midnight Sun
  3. Father Mountain
  4. Outside El Paso
  5. Follow the Water
  6. The Bitter Suite
    a. Pájaro
    b. Evil Eye
    c. Tennessee Train
  7. Years To Burn
  8. In Your Own Time

Forthcoming tour dates as follows…

Jun 18 / Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
Jul 19 / Lisbon, Portugal @ Super Bock Super Rock
Jul 20 / Arlesheim, Switzerland @ Stimmen Festival
Jul 22 / Milan, Italy @ La Triennale
Jul 23 / Gardone Riviera, Italy @ Anfiteatro del Vittoriale
Jul 24 / Rome, Italy @ Villa Ada
Jul 25 / Florence, Italy @ Cavea del Nuovo Teatro dell’opera
Jul 26 / Monforte d’Alba @ Auditorium Horszowski
Jul 28 / Vienna, Austria @ Konzerhaus
Jul 29 / Palma, Spain @ Auditorium de Palma de Mallorca
Jul 31 / Hamburg, Germany @ Stadtpark
Aug 02 / Cambridge, UK @ Cambridge Folk Festival
Aug 03 / Leuven, Belgium @ M-idzommer Festival
Aug 04 / Crozon, France @ Festival du Bout du Monde
Aug 16 / Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre
Aug 17 / Tuscon, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Aug 21 / Ogden, UT @ Twilight Series
Aug 22 / Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Aug 23 / Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
Aug 24 / Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
Sept 22 / North Adams, MA @ FreshGrass Festival
Nov 05 / Urecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli Vrendenburg – Ronda
Nov 06 / Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Den Atelier
Nov 07 / Antwerp, Belgium @ De Roma
Nov 09 / Berlin, Germany @ Tempodrom
Nov 10 / Linz, Austria @ Posthof
Nov 11 / Munich, Germany @ Muffathalle
Nov 12 / Budapest, Hungary @ Müpa
Nov 14 / Mannheim, Germany @ Musensaal Rosengarten
Nov 15 / Cologne, Germany @ Palladium
Nov 16 / Paris, France @ La Cigale
Nov 18 / Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
Nov 19 / Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Nov 20 / Manchester, UK @ Bridgewater Hall
Nov 21 / Coventry, UK @ Warwick Arts Centre
Nov 23 / London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall
Nov 24 / Bexhill-on-Sea, UK @ De La Warr Pavillion

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