NEWS : FRI, JUN 14, 2019 at 11:15 AM

Calexico and Iron & Wine’s Collaborative Album ‘Years to Burn’ Is Out Today; Now Take A Look Behind The Scenes.

Today, Calexico and Iron & Wine released Years to Burn via City Slang in the UK/Europe and Sub Pop in the rest of the world. The work of Calexico’s Joey Burns and John Convertino and Sam Beam of Iron & Wine, the album is their first full-length release and follows the critically acclaimed 2005 In the Reins EP.  Calexico and Iron & Wine will embark on an extensive North American, European, and UK tour, including a June 21st performance at ​Celebrate Brooklyn! festival at Prospect Park which will be live audio streamed by WFUV HERE​. [Full list of tour dates is below.] In addition, the collective released Years to Burn Behind the Scenes featuring exclusive interviews with the band and their long friendship and spirit of collaboration as seen here and also HERE.
 

 
Years to Burn 
 
1. What Heaven’s Left
2. Midnight Sun
3. Father Mountain
4. Outside El Paso
5. Follow The Water
6. The Bitter Suite (Pájaro / Evil Eye / Tennessee Train)
7. Years To Burn
8. In Your Own Time

For more information on Years to Burn, the full bio is available here


Early praise for Years to Burn:
 
“In incorporating more voices and sources of ideas, 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…The new set finds Sam Beam, John Convertino, Joey Burns and members of the extended Calexico and Iron & Wine casts at their loose-limbed best… They all sound comfortable, collaborating deep in the pocket, but they’re still exploring.” NPR
 
“The warm voice of singer-songwriter Sam Beam (who performs as Iron & Wine) guides the album’s lead track “Father Mountain,” which features an airy acoustic progression and uplifting harmonies from Calexico’s Joey Burns.” Rolling Stone
 
“Years to Burn proves that the time spent waiting on a second collaboration was worth it, but more meaningfully the album feels like the product of a cohesive unit rather than a tag team…Years to Burn rings with Beam’s soulful sobriety and Calexico’s gusty American Southwestern aesthetic, but the songwriting—again, primary credit goes to Beam—is the maypole around which the two bands braid their influences and proclivities. Unraveling one from the other is impossible.”  - Paste
 
“Years to Burn, recorded with producer Matt Ross-Spang again marries vocalist and acoustic guitarist Sam Beam’s nimble lyricism with the incredible chops of Calexico nucleus Joey Burns and John Convertino. Together they make gorgeously sensual music”  -American Songwriter 
 
“Years to Burn is a beautiful sounding recording and for fans of Calexico and Iron & Wine’s initial collaborative release, this is a nice treat after all these years.” - Exclaim!


[Photo credit: Piper Ferguson]

Calexico and Iron & Wine Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Jun. 18 - Saxapahaw, NC - River Ballroom % [SOLD OUT]
Jul. 19  - Lisbon, PT - Super Bock Super Rock #
Jul. 20 - Arlesheim, CH - Stimmen Festival
Jul. 22 - Milan, IT - La Triennale di Milano
Jul. 23 - Gardone Riviera, IT - Anfiteatro del Vittoriale
Jul. 24 -  Rome, IT - Villa Ada
Jul. 25 - Florence, IT - Cavea del Nuovo Teatro dell’opera
Jul. 26 -  Monforte D’ Alba, IT - Auditorium Horszowski
Jul. 28 - Vienna, AT - Konzerthaus
Jul. 29 - Palma, ES - Auditorium de Palma de Mallorca
Jul. 31 - Hamburg, DE - Stadtpark
Aug. 02 - Cambridge, UK - Cambridge Folk Festival
Aug. 03 - Leuven, BE - M-idzommer Festival
Aug. 04 - Crozon, FR - Festival Du Bout Du Monde
Aug. 16 - Phoenix, AZ - Orpheum Theatre ~
Aug. 17 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre ~
Aug. 19 - Denver, CO - Denver Botanic Gardens ~ [SOLD OUT]
Aug. 21 - Ogden, UT - Twilight Series at Ogden Amphitheater ^
Aug. 22 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House ^
Aug. 23 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium ^
Aug. 24 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
Aug. 25 - Port Townsend, WA - The Thing
Sep. 18 - Grand Rapids, MI - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park “Meijer Gardens” \
Sep. 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Roxian Theatre \
Sep. 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer \
Sep. 21 - Boston, MA - Rockland Trust Bank Pavillion +
Sep. 22 - North Adams, MA - FreshGrass Festival
Sep. 24 - Richmond, VA - The National \
Sep. 26 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City \
Sep. 27 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues \
Sep. 28 - Austin, TX - Stubb’s Waller Creek \
Sep. 29 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theater \
Sep. 30 - Oklahoma City, OK - Tower Theatre \
Oct. 02 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues \
Oct. 03 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre \
Oct. 04 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s Concerts by The Bay\
Oct. 06 - Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery \
Nov. 05 - Utrecht, NL - TrivoliVrendenburg - Ronda #
Nov. 06 -Luxemborg, LU - Den Atelier #
Nov. 07 - Antwerp, BE - De Roma #
Nov. 09 - Berlin, DE - Tempodrom #
Nov. 10 - Linz, AT - Posthof #
Nov. 11 - Munich, DE - Muffathalle #
Nov. 12 -  Budapest, HU - Müpa
Nov. 14 - Mannheim, DE - Musensaal Rosengarten #
Nov. 15 -  Cologne, DE - Palladium #
Nov. 16 - Paris, FR - La Cigale #
Nov. 18 - Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall *
Nov. 19 - Liverpool, UK - Philharmonic Hall *
Nov. 20 - Manchester, UK - Bridgewater Hall *
Nov. 21 - Conventry, UK - Warwick Arts Centre *
Nov. 23 - London, UK - Royal Festival Hall *
Nov. 24 - Bexhill-On-Sea, UK – De La Warr Pavillion *
 
% with special guest Daughter of Swords
~ with special guest Madison Cunningham
^ with special guest Orville Peck
\ with special guest Natalie Prass
+ with Andrew Bird
# with special guest Adia Victoria
* with special guest Lisa O’Neill