Calexico have announced that they will release their ninth LP The Thread That Keep Us on January 26th, 2018.
The core duo of vocalist/guitarist Joey Burns and drummer John Convertino found a spiritual recording home in unusual surroundings—not in Arizona, but on the Northern California coast in a home-turned-studio called the Panoramic House.
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. “There’s a little more chaos and noise in the mix than what we’ve done in the past,” Burns points out. Although that chaos has much to do with “where we’re at right now as a planet,” it also echoes Calexico’s dedication to constant experimentation. “Whenever we’re writing and we come up with something that feels too familiar, someone will end up saying, ‘That feels good, but let’s keep going and see what else we can uncover,’” Burns says. “It’s been really important to the arc of this band’s evolution for us to always keep on trying new things.”
Here’s the first release from the album, ‘End Of The World With You’.