Calexico and Iron & Wine collaborated back in 2005 on the In the Reins EP. And now the two artists are coming together again for a new album. On June 14 they’ll release Years to Burn via Sub Pop (City Slang in the rest of the world), and the first single they’ve released is titled “Father Mountain.” Give it a listen below.
Sam Beam says in a statement: “Life is hard. Awesome. And scary as shit. But it can lift you up if you let it. These are the things Joey and I write about now. And the title can encapsulate a lot of things. ‘Years to Burn’ could mean you’re cocky, you’ve got it made. Or, our life is ours to burn, to be inspired. Or you’re burned by life, brutalized. It’s an ambiguous title, because life is complicated. Let’s not talk like teenagers about love, desire, pain, ‘cause we’re not teenagers. And that’s not a bad thing.”
Calexico/Iron & Wine Years to Burn tracklist:
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
Iron & Wine’s “Naked As We Came” is featured on our list of 30 Essential Sub Pop Tracks.