Calexico – Para

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Over the past two decades Joey Burns and John Convertino have fashioned an outift of musicians who brilliantly evoke the word “Americana” more than any other band in their 22 years together. Calexico’s Feast Of Wire (2003) is one of the most overlooked modern classics and has led to duo collaborating with names such as Victoria Williams, Iron & Wine, Willie Nelson, Roger McGuinn and Nancy Sinatra. To celebrate the announcement of a new album (Algiers will be out on September 10th via City Slang) the band have released a new song called ‘Para’. Watch the video underneath:

This is what Joey Burns had to say about recording the album in New Orleans (the city was the chosen destination of long time collaborator/producer Craig Schumacher):

“We were talking about wanting to go to Europe and record, but we never get our stuff together in time to make plans that far in advance. So where do you go that is nearby and has a European feel? New Orleans.”