– Announce new album ‘El Mirador’ due April 8th via City Slang
Calexico’s Joey Burns and John Convertino return in 2022 with their luminous 10th studio album, El Mirador; a hopeful, kaleidoscopic beacon of rock, bluesy ruminations and Latin American sounds, to be released on April 8th via City Slang. Today the band are sharing the first single and title-track from the record, along with an animated video by video by director Elefanto and Mero Estudio.
The band will also be touring throughout Europe this Spring for the first time since 2018 with headline shows in the UK, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany/Austria/Switzerland and Italy.
Oscillating between haunting desert noirs and buoyant jolts of cumbia and Cuban son, the album is permeated by longing. The title track “El Mirador” conjures images of a lighthouse, beckoning to lost souls in the night with hypnotic bass lines and cascading percussion.