Alt-country heroes Calexico release their next album, Algiers, on the Anti label and debut a new song.
Joey Burns and John Convertino from the band relocated to New Orleans with co-producer Craig Schumacher to record the band’s first album in four years in a converted church.
The band wrote many of the new songs in the studio and Burns says in a press release that they were heavily influenced by New Orleans, “The place is strong and bold, soulful to the core, but surrounded by a sea of darkness. There’s something creepy and old on the edge of town and written throughout the town’s histories. Those kinds of aesthetics help with the writing.”
Their last album Carried To Dust was released in 2008 but in the meantime they worked on soundtracks for documentary Circo and Irish film The Guard.
Algiers will be their first release on Anti, which is currently home to Tom Waits, Grinderman, and Kate Bush, and it’ll come out on September 14. Check out the first sample ‘Para’ below.