CALEXICO and IRON & WINE collaborative album 'Years to Burn" out this Fri!
New "Making Of" mini-doc online now
CALEXICO AND IRON & WINE - Collaborative LP 'Years To Burn' out this Friday 14th June on City Slang! - Behind the scenes mini-documentary online now - November UK tour dates including London's Royal Festival Hall
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"Years to Burn feels most of all like the work of a complete, cohesive and individual band — a group of old friends who've gathered together to sing in a single voice." - NPR
Calexico and Iron & Wine release collaborative album ‘Years To Burn’ this coming Friday, 14th June via City Slang in UK/Europe (Sub Pop for the rest of the world). Today they precede the record's release with a new Making Of mini-documentary which visits Joey Burns, John Convertino (Calexico) and Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) in the studio.
Watch the Years to Burn Making Of: https://
Calexico and Iron & Wine will also be touring together, performing the collaborative tracks from this record, with dates including London's Royal Festival Hall and a headline slot at Cambridge Folk Festival - details below.
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. The acclaimed collaboration introduced both acts to wider audiences and broadened Beam’s artistic horizons, but it was the shared experience of touring together in the tradition of Bob Dylan’s “Rolling Thunder Revue” that cemented the bond. Their metaphorical roads diverged in the years that followed, but they kept in touch and cross-pollinated where they could. Although they often talked about rekindling their collaboration in the studio and on stage, it wasn’t until last year that their schedules aligned.
'Years to Burn' features ten new original compositions. While Beam wrote all the songs for 'In the Reins', this recording features contributions from both Beam and Burns as well as from Convertino and those featured on the record. While the two may have taken differing approaches to songwriting, the spirit of collaboration was alive and well in the studio; Sam shared demos ahead of time and was ready for the others to con-tribute with arrangement ideas and instrumental parts, while Joey spontaneous as ever, came in with concepts and an eagerness to improvise.
“This project had to find the right time,” Joey concludes. “We’re all different people than we were in 2004, and music helps to bridge some of the gaps. For all the things going on in our world and in each of our lives, this connection, this friendship, this love that we have—this album is a vehicle for that bond. It’s a chance to see where we’re at, take stock and be there for our friends.”
‘Years To Burn’ is available 14th June via City Slang in the UK/Europe and Sub Pop in the rest of the world. Pre-order here: https://
Calexico & Iron & Wine UK tour dates:
‘Years To Burn’ tracklist:
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June 19, 2019 8:34am ET by Stereo Sanctity