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Calexico and Iron & Wine announce collaborative LP, Years to Burn, share “Father Mountain”: Stream

The trio will tour behind the release this summer and fall

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Calexico and Iron & Wine, photo by Piper Ferguson
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    Arizona Americana act Calexico and indie folk stalwart Iron & Wine have announced their first collaborative album, Years to Burn. Due out June 14th via Sub Pop (City Slang in the EU/UK), the eight-track effort comes 14 years after Calexico’s Joey Burns and John Convertino first worked with Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam on 2005’s In the Reins EP.

    The trio had long desired to work together again, but timing was not in the cards until their schedules aligned last year. Armed with songs written by all three musicians, they entered Nashville’s famed Sound Emporium studio with Matt Ross-Spang for five days of recording sessions. They were joined by a number of familiar contributors, including Calexico’s trumpeter Jacob Valenzuela, pedal steel player Paul Niehaus, and Beam’s close cohorts pianist Rob Burger (Tin Hat Trio) and bassist Sebastian Steinberg (Fiona Apple)

    (Read: Top 21 Songs About Nostalgia)

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    In a press release, Iron & Wine’s Beam said he was drawn back to the collaboration after “acknowledging how much impact the first record had for me in my life.” Speaking of the new LP, he added,

    “Life is hard. Awesome. And scary as shit. But it can lift you up if you let it. These are the things Joey and I write about now. And the title can encapsulate a lot of things. Years to Burn could mean you’re cocky, you’ve got it made. Or, our life is ours to burn, to be inspired. Or you’re burned by life, brutalized. It’s an ambiguous title, because life is complicated. Let’s not talk like teenagers about love, desire, pain, ‘cause we’re not teenagers. And that’s not a bad thing.”

    Lead single “Father Mountain” has been shared as a first taste of Years to Burn, and you can listen in below.

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    Pre-orders for Years to Burn are going on now, and you can find the cover art and tracklist ahead. You can also pick up some past Iron & Wine and Calexico records on vinyl here and here, respectively.

    Years to Burn Artwork:

    Calexico Iron & Wine Years to Burn album cover artworkYears to Burn Tracklist:
    01. What Heaven’s Left
    02. Midnight Sun
    03. Father Mountain
    04. Outside El Paso
    05. Follow the Water
    06. The Bitter Suite (Pájaro / Evil Eye / Tennessee Train)
    07. Years to Burn
    08. In Your Own Time

    Iron & Wine and Calexico will support Years to Burn on a large world tour throughout summer and fall. Find the itinerary below, and get tickets here or via the secondary market on StubHub.

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    Update – April 16th: New US tour dates have been announced for September and early October.

    Calexico and Iron & Wine 2019 Tour Dates:
    06/18 – Saxapahaw, NC @ River Ballroom
    07/19 – Lisbon, PT @ Super Bock Super Rock
    07/20 – Arlesheim, CH @ Stimmen Festival
    07/22 – Milano, It @ LA Triennale Di Milano
    07/23 – Gardone Riviera, IT @ Anfiteatro Del Vittoriale
    07/24 – Rome, IT @ Villa Ada
    07/25 – Florence, IT @ Cavea Del Nuovo Teatro Dell’opera
    07/26 – Monforte D’alba, IT @ Auditorium Horszowski
    07/28 – Vienna, AT @ Konzerthaus
    07/29 – Palma, ES @ Auditorium De Palma De Mallorca
    07/31 – Hamburg, DE @ Stadtpark
    08/02 – Cambridge, UK @ Cambridge Folk Festival
    08/03 – Leuven, BE @ M-idzommer Festival
    08/04 – Crozon, FR @ Festival Du Bout Du Monde
    08/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre ^
    08/17 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre ^
    08/19 – Denver, CO @ Denver Botanic Gardens ^
    08/21 – Ogden, UT @ Twilight Series At Ogden Amphitheater
    08/22 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
    08/23 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
    08/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
    09/18 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park “Meijer Gardens”
    09/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre
    09/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    09/21 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion +
    09/22 – North Adams, MA @ Freshgrass Festival
    09/24 – Richmond, VA @ The National
    09/26 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
    09/27 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
    09/28 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
    09/29 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theater
    09/30 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre
    10/02 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
    10/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
    11/05 – Utrecht, NL @ Trivolivrendenburg – Ronda
    11/06 – Luxembourg, LU @ Den Atelier
    11/07 – Antwerp, BE @ De Roma
    11/09 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
    11/10 – Linz, AT @ Posthof
    11/11 – Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
    11/12 – Budapest, HU @ Müpa
    11/14 – Mannheim, DE @ Musensaal Rosengarten
    11/15 – Cologne, DE @ Palladium
    11/16 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale
    11/18 – Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall *
    11/19 – Liverpool, UK @ Philharmonic Hall *
    11/20 – Manchester, UK @ Bridgewater Hall *
    11/21 – Coventry, UK @ Warwick Arts Centre *
    11/23 – London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall *
    11/24 – Bexhill-on-sea, UK @ De La Warr Pavillion *

    ^ = w/ Madison Cunningham
    + = w/ Andrew Bird
    * = w/ Lisa O’Neill

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