Calexico's ninth studio album, The Thread That Keeps Us, is available to stream now at NPR's First Listen.
The album is out January 26th via Anti- Records. Largely inspired by lead singer Joey Burns' wanderings around Northern California during the album's production, the narratives embedded in The Thread That Keeps Us reflect on displacement, transitory existence, and - in his own words, "returning to your home after being gone for some time and seeing how things have changed, and maybe not in the best way." Working with their longtime engineer Craig Schumacher, Calexico co-produced The Thread That Keeps Us, gathering musicians from across the globe to dream up an earthy yet expansive sound spiked with jagged guitar tones and flashes of distortion.
You can pre-order The Thread That Keeps Us HERE.
The band will be touring beginning this April. See all dates below. They recently performed on CBS Saturday Morning's "Saturday Sessions".
Calexico US Tour Dates
4/19 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls*
4/20 - Dale, TX - Old Settler's Music Festival
4/21 - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard*
4/22 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room*
4/23 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe*
4/25 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall*
4/26 - Cincinnati, OH - The Woodward Theater*
4/27 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre*
4/28 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg*
4/29 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom*
5/1 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair*
5/2 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live*
5/3 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater*
5/7 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West*
5/8 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge*
* w/ Ryley Walker