Calexico and Iron & Wine Face the Music in Video for New Single “Midnight Sun”

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Calexico and Iron & Wine Face the Music in Video for New Single “Midnight Sun”

Calexico and Iron & Wine have constructed the video for their new track “Midnight Sun,” the second single from their forthcoming album together titled Years to Burn.

Calexico’s lead singer Joey Burns said of the process behind the new song:

Sam sent some demos the week before we met to record the album. Based on the feel of those demos I wrote the song “Midnight Sun” the day I got to Nashville. I arrived at our rental house the day before everyone else and was happy to find a piano, old pump organ and guitar to do some writing. I was up late and came up with a tune that would bridge both bands’ worlds. I started with a drone in F# and was curious as to where it would take me.

For the track’s video accompaniment, animator Jonny Sanders utilized the 100 paintings Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam made for the new album’s collage art.

Rise to the video for the new “Midnight Sun” below, read more about the forthcoming collaborative album here and keep scrolling for Iron & Wine’s visit to Daytrotter and Calexico’s performance at Newport Folk Festival from the Paste archives, as well as their upcoming joint tour dates.

Calexico and Iron & Wine Tour Dates:

June
18 – Saxapahaw, N.C. @ River Ballroom

July
19 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Super Bock Super Rock
20 – Arlesheim, Switzerland @ Stimmen Festival
22 – Milano, Italy @ La Triennale di Milano
23 – Gardone Rivieria, Italy @ Anfiteatro del Vittoriale
24 – Rome, Italy @ Villa Ada
25 – Florence, Italy @ Cavea del Nuovo Teatro dell’opera
26 – Monforte D’Alba, Italy @ Auditorium Horszowski
28 – Vienna, Austria @ Konzerthaus
29 – Palma, Spain @ Auditorium de Palma de Mallorca
31 – Hamburg, Germany @ Stadtpark

August
02 – Cambridge, U.K. @ Cambridge Folk Festival
03 – Leuven, Belgium @ M-idzommer Festival
04 – Crozon, France @ Festival Du Bout Du Monde
16 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Orpheum Theatre
17 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Rialto Theatre
21 – Ogden, Utah @ Twilight Series at Ogden Amphitheater
22 – Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory
23 – Portland, Ore. @ Keller Auditorium
24 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Vogue Theatre

September
22 – North Adams, Mass. @ FreshGrass Festival

November
05 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ TrivoliVrendenburg – Ronda
06 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Den Atelier
07 – Antwerp, Belgium @ De Roma
09 – Berlin, Germany @ Tempodrom
10 – Linz, Austria @ Posthof
11 – Munich, Germany @ Muffathalle
12 – Budapest, Hungary @ Müpa
14 – Mannheim, Germany @ Musensaal Rosengarten
15 – Cologne, Germany @ Palladium
16 – Paris, France @ La Cigale
18 – Edinburgh, U.K. @ Usher Hall *
19 – Liverpool, U.K. @ Philharmonic Hall *
20 – Manchester, U.K. @ Bridgewater Hall *
21 – Coventry, U.K. @ Warwick Arts Centre *
23 – London, U.K. @ Royal Festival Hall *
24 – Bexhill-on-Sea, U.K. @ De La Warr Pavillion *

(* – with support from Lisa O’Neill)

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