Girl With A Coin

New Calexico LP (And Tour)
June 13, 2008, 2:35 am
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Calexico’s new LP, “Carried to Dust”, is due out September 9th and of course, there’s a tour, so they can show off some of their 15 brand spanking new songs. Woop woop. Apparently, the album contains collaborations with Sam Beam, Douglas McCombs, and Pieta Brown. I’m looking forward to it.

Here’s the track listing:

1. Victor Jara’s Hands
2. Two Silver Trees
3. The News About William
4. Sarabande in Pencil Form
5. Writer’s Minor Holiday
6. Man Made Lake
7. Inspiración
8. House of Valparaiso
9. Slowness
10. Bend to the Road
11. El Gatillo (Trigger Revisited)
12. Fractured Air (Tornado Watch)
13. Falling From Sleeves
14. Red Blooms
15. Contention City

I could list the rest of the tour dates, but instead, I’ll just say I’ll be going 11th September @ Queens Hall, Edinburgh. But the rest of you Calexico fans can get the tour dates and listen to them here…

You can listen here.

Official Calexico Site.


In other Calexico news, a few weeks ago their track “Crystal Frontier”  WENT INTO SPACE! That’s right. On 31st May, the Space Shuttle Discovery went upwwards towards the International Space station. During shuttle flights, the friends and family of the astronauts are allowed to choose the music that is played to wake the astronauts up from sleep. Commander Mark Kelly’s wife, Gabrielle Gifford, a U.S. Congresswoman from Calexico’s native Arizona, chose Calexico’s “Crystal Frontier”. It’ll be beamed up into space, on 13th June, one day before landing. How frigging exciting! Well, at least I think it is. I’m sure Calexico do too! It gives Aerocelexico to brand new meaning, one may even say it has taken the album name to new heights. Har har. 

Because of this, Calexico have decided to give away a free MP3 of “Crystal Fronteir”. How very kind, huh.

Clicky the linky and checky it out…y.