Calexico Algiers

As mentioned in the beginning of June, "Calexico released a video for 'Para,' the first single from their new album Algiers which is out September 11." That's the cover art for the album pictured above and you can watch the video again below.

Meanwhile, Calexico (or its members) have a release in the form of a single song on a reissue entitled "The Inner Flame: A Tribute To Rainer Ptacek", out now (according to Fire Records) or June 26 (tomorrow, according to some sources). Regardless....

Slide guitarist Rainer Ptacek passed away from brain cancer in 1997, but with a new series of reissues, his influential sound will find new ears ready for his progressive approach to guitar playing. Inner Flame, the first of these reissues, was originally released in 1997 as a tribute and benefit compilation. "Be Prepared," off Inner Flame, finds Ptacek working with fellow Arizona musicians Joey Burns and John Convertino, who later formed the band Calexico. [Rolling Stone]

You can download Calexico & Ranier's "Be Prepared" above. Stream the song, along with the full tribute album tracklist below. Or just stream the whole CD at Spinner.

Between now and 9/11 (the new LP release date), Calexico will play a couple of shows - Osheaga in Montreal and Taste of Chicago (in Chicago). A month after the album is released, on October 10th, Calexico will head out on the road with The Dodos for a tour that visits Webster Hall in NYC on October 13. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale Wednesday and general sale Friday. All dates are listed with the songs below...


Rainer Ptacek - "The Inner Flame
1 "The Inner Flame (Giant Sand & Rainer)"
2 "The Farm (Lucinda Williams)"
3 "Rude World (Robert Plant & Jimmy Page)"
4 "The Good Book (Emmylou Harris)"
5 "Story Teller (John Wesley Harding )"
6 "Rudy With A Flashlight (Evan Dando )"
7 "Something's Gotta Be Done (Victoria Williams & Mark Olson)"
8 "Junkpile (Grandaddy )"
9 "Losin' Ground (PJ Harvey, John Parish & Eric Drew Feldman)"
10 "Limit To It (Chuck Prophet )"
11 "Where's That At ? (Vic Chesnutt & Tina Chesnutt)"
12 "Life is Fine (Madeleine Peyroux)"
13 "21 Years (Robert Plant & Rainer )"
14 "Powder Keg (Chris Whitley )"
15 "Broken Promises (Jonathan Richman)"
16 "One Man Crusade (Kris McKay)"
17 "That's How Things Get Done (Howe Gelb)"
18 "Be Prepared (Rainer with Joey Burns & John Convertino)"


new song - Calexico - "Para"

Calexico -- 2012 Tour Dates
Thu Jul 12, 2012 Chicago, IL Taste of Chicago
Sat Aug 04, 2012 Montreal, QC Osheaga Festival
Wed Oct 10, 2012 Boston, MA Royale *
Thu Oct 11, 2012 Washington, DC 9:30 Club *
Fri Oct 12, 2012 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer *
Sat Oct 13, 2012 New York, NY Webster Hall *
Sun Oct 14, 2012 Millvale, PA Mr. Small's Theatre *
Tue Oct 16, 2012 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe *
Fri Oct 19, 2012 Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre *
Sat Oct 20, 2012 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre *
Sun Oct 21, 2012 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater *
Tue Oct 23, 2012 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore *
Wed Oct 24, 2012 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre (formerly The Music Box) *
Thu Oct 25, 2012 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern *
Fri Oct 26, 2012 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre *
Sat Oct 27, 2012 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom *
Sun Oct 28, 2012 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom *
* w/ The Dodos

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