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Artist Bio

Praised by NPR for their “sprawling, cross-cultural indie rock,” Calexico has spent the better part of the past three decades exploring the dusty musical borderlands of the American Southwest, crafting singular, cinematic songs as mysterious and magnificent as the arid desert landscapes that inspired them. Founded in Tucson, AZ, by guitarist/singer Joey Burns and drummer John Convertino, the band first emerged to widespread acclaim in the mid-1990s with a string of arresting, evocative records that blurred the lines between their roots, rock, and Latin influences, but it was 2003’s Feast of Wire that truly marked the duo’s commercial and critical breakthrough, earning them their first appearances on the Billboard charts and rave reviews everywhere from The Guardian to Pitchfork, who called the record “genuinely masterful.” In the years to come, Calexico would go on to release seven more similarly well-received studio albums that would help land them slots at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, and Roskilde, alongside dates with the likes of Wilco, Pavement, Arcade Fire, Andrew Bird, and more. The Washington Post hailed the band’s live show as “near-flawless,” while The Chicago Tribune lauded the “vibrant” energy and “compelling conviction” of their performances, and WNYC marveled at the group’s ability to both “roar like Sonic Youth [and] whisper like Elliott Smith” onstage.

Throughout their career, Calexico’s chameleon-like gift for sonic shapeshifting has also made them highly sought after collaborators, both in the studio and on the road. In addition to releasing a pair of widely praised joint records with frequent tourmate Iron & Wine (the latest of which, Years To Burn, garnered two GRAMMY nominations), the band has worked with everyone from Willie Nelson and Jim James to Nancy Sinatra and Neko Case, produced and performed on Amos Lee’s #1 album Mission Bell, and scored multiple feature films.

Calexico’s 2018 album, The Thread That Keeps Us, marked the band’s highest charting collection to date and earned glowing reviews in both the US and abroad, with The Independent awarding the record five stars and NPR proclaiming that the music “carves out a landscape all its own.”

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Tour Dates

Oct 06 2022
El Club
Detroit, MI
Oct 07 2022
Metro Chicago
Chicago, IL
Oct 08 2022
The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries
St. Louis, MO
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Oct 09 2022
Majestic Theatre
Madison, WI
Oct 10 2022
Fine Line Music Cafe
Minneapolis, MN
Oct 12 2022
Memorial Hall
Cincinnati, OH
Oct 13 2022
The Orange Peel
Asheville, NC
Oct 14 2022
The Caverns
Pelham, TN
Oct 15 2022
Visulite Theatre
Charlotte, NC
Oct 17 2022
Terminal West
Atlanta, GA
Oct 18 2022
Cat's Cradle
Carrboro, NC
Oct 19 2022
Jefferson Theater
Charlottesville, VA
Oct 20 2022
Brooklyn Bowl Philly
Philadelphia, PA
Oct 22 2022
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Ridgefield, CT
Oct 23 2022
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY
Oct 24 2022
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY
Oct 25 2022
The Sinclair
Cambridge, MA
Oct 26 2022
The Sinclair
Cambridge, MA
Oct 28 2022
9:30 Club
Washington, DC

News

04/08/2022

CALEXICO RELEASE WHIMSICAL AND BUOYANT NEW ALBUM ‘EL MIRADOR’ – OUT TODAY

Calexico’s Joey Burns and John Covertino are releasing their 10th studio album today, a luminous and hopeful record titled ‘El Mirador’. Listen to it HERE. EARLY PRAISE FOR ‘EL MIRADOR' “Richly cinematic and more eclectic than…

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12/04/2020

CALEXICO NEW HOLIDAY ALBUM ‘SEASONAL SHIFT’ OUT TODAY

CALEXICO RELEASE NEW HOLIDAY ALBUM  SEASONAL SHIFT TODAY, LISTEN NOW   WATCH NEW VIDEO FOR “HEART OF DOWNTOWN” FEAT. BOMBINO  Today Calexico is releasing Seasonal Shift, their first-ever holiday album. In honor of release day they have also shared a…

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10/30/2020

CALEXICO ANNOUNCE NEW HOLIDAY ALBUM, ‘SEASONAL SHIFT’ + NEW SONG, “HEAR THE BELLS”

CALEXICO ANNOUNCE NEW HOLIDAY ALBUM SEASONAL SHIFT   OUT DECEMBER 4 VIA CITY SLANG (EU) AND ANTI- (US), PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM HERE    LISTEN TO “HEAR THE BELLS” "Remarkably consistent and prolific."- Salon   "Excellent...Calexico…

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