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The Thread That Keeps Us

Pre-order our 9th studio album, out January 26th!

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The ninth studio album from Calexico, The Thread That Keeps Us is a timely snapshot of the Arizona-bred band: a family portrait capturing their stylistic variety and unpredictability while still finding solace in limitless creativity. In bringing the album to life, vocalist/guitarist Joey Burns and drummer John Convertino found a spiritual home in unusual surroundings—not in Arizona, but on the Northern California coast in a home-turned-studio called the Panoramic House. Built from debris and shipyard-salvaged timber—and dubbed “The Phantom Ship” by the band—the grandiose house and its edge-of-the-world-like ambience soon made their way into the songs. The specter of California also had a powerful effect: as both dream state and nightmare, its infinite duality is mirrored in the music, giving Calexico a new direction and new edge. With less polish and more grit than ever before, The Thread That Keeps Us both honors enduring traditions and reveals Calexico’s confidence in songwriting, ultimately setting a whole new standard for the band.

The Thread That Keeps Us is now available for pre-order through PledgeMusic. Along with the CD and LP, we are offering a signed, limited deluxe LP and CD inclusive of bonus tracks. Additionally you will have access to a handful of special offers, such as The Thread That Keeps Us poster (signed and numbered by the artist), handwritten lyric sheets, signed test pressings, personalized postcards mailed to you throughout the year, and Skype music lessons. More items will be released as we continue to approach the album’s release date, January 26, so check back often!

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'The Thread That Keeps Us' Digital Download
$10
10.00
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Digital download of the new album, plus bonus content

'The Thread That Keeps Us' Signed Deluxe CD

'The Thread That Keeps Us' Signed Deluxe CD
$35
35.00
Available

The new album, signed by the band. Plus a second disc with 7 bonus tracks

'The Thread That Keeps Us' Signed Deluxe LP

'The Thread That Keeps Us' Signed Deluxe LP
$45
45.00
Available

The new album on double vinyl, signed by the band. Second vinyl includes 7 bonus tracks

Handwritten Lyric Sheet

Handwritten Lyric Sheet
$125
125.00
22 left

Please note that this item has a longer handling time, and may ship later than other items in the store.
A handwritten lyric sheet of the Calexico song of your choice!

Calexico Tee

Calexico Tee
$25
25.00
Available

Calexico Tee created by Ryan Trayte, designer of ‘The Thread That Keeps Us’ album art.

'The Thread That Keeps Us' Tee

'The Thread That Keeps Us' Tee
$25
25.00
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‘The Thread That Keeps Us’ album art t-shirt

Signed Album Poster

Signed Album Poster
$55
55.00
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’The Thread That Keeps Us’ screen print poster, designed by Ryan Trayte. Numbered and signed by the band.

'The Thread That Keeps Us' CD

'The Thread That Keeps Us'  CD
$15
15.00
Available

The new album on CD

'The Thread That Keeps Us' LP

'The Thread That Keeps Us' LP
$25
25.00
Available

The new album on vinyl

'The Thread That Keeps Us’ Hat

'The Thread That Keeps Us’ Hat
$25
25.00
Available

Calexico Postcard Pack

Calexico Postcard Pack
$25
25.00
Available

A pack of 10 Caleixco postcards featuring original art from the record, created by Ryan Trayte, designer of ‘The Thread That Keeps Us’ album art.

Calexico Calendar

Calexico Calendar
$15
15.00
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Original 2018 Calendar
Note: Each calendar is unique, with a different top image design. Designs will be sent at random.

Album T-Shirt + Signed Deluxe CD

Album T-Shirt + Signed Deluxe CD
$55
55.00
Available

This package includes a signed double CD of the new album with 7 bonus tracks and ‘The Thread That Keeps Us Together’ Album Tee.

Album T-Shirt + Signed Deluxe LP

Album T-Shirt + Signed Deluxe LP
$65
65.00
Available

This package includes a signed double LP of the new album with 7 bonus tracks and ‘The Thread That Keeps Us Together’ Album Tee.

Signed Deluxe CD + Hat + Sticker + Enamel Pin

Signed Deluxe CD + Hat + Sticker + Enamel Pin
$65
65.00
Available

This package includes a signed double CD of the new album with 7 bonus tracks, ‘The Thread That Keeps Us’ hat, Calexico sticker, and enamel pin.

Signed Deluxe LP + Hat + Sticker + Enamel Pin

Signed Deluxe LP + Hat + Sticker + Enamel Pin
$75
75.00
Available

This package includes a signed double LP of the new album with 7 bonus tracks, ‘The Thread That Keeps Us’ hat, Calexico sticker, and enamel pin.

Signed Deluxe CD + Album T-Shirt + Calendar + Postcard Pack

Signed Deluxe CD + Album T-Shirt + Calendar + Postcard Pack
$90
90.00
63 left

This package includes a signed double CD of the new album with 7 bonus tracks, ‘The Thread That Keeps Us Together’ Album Tee, original 2018 Calendar, and a pack of 10 postcards featuring original art from the record, created by Ryan Trayte, designer of ‘The Thread That Keeps Us’ album art.

Note: Each calendar is unique, with a different top image design. Designs will be sent at random.

Signed Deluxe LP + Album T-Shirt + Calendar + Postcard Pack

Signed Deluxe LP + Album T-Shirt + Calendar + Postcard Pack
$100
100.00
63 left

This package includes a signed double LP of the new album with 7 bonus tracks, ‘The Thread That Keeps Us Together’ Album Tee, original 2018 Calendar, and a pack of 10 postcards featuring original art from the record, created by Ryan Trayte, designer of ‘The Thread That Keeps Us’ album art.

Note: Each calendar is unique, with a different top image design. Designs will be sent at random.

Signed Deluxe CD + Handwritten Lyrics + Postcard Pack

Signed Deluxe CD + Handwritten Lyrics + Postcard Pack
$175
175.00
22 left

This package includes a signed double CD of the new album with 7 bonus tracks, a handwritten lyric sheet of the Calexico song of your choice, and a pack of 10 postcards featuring original art from the record, created by Ryan Trayte, designer of ‘The Thread That Keeps Us’ album art.

Please note that the Handwritten Lyric Sheet has a longer handling time, and may ship later than other items in this package.

Signed Deluxe LP + Handwritten Lyrics + Postcard Pack

Signed Deluxe LP + Handwritten Lyrics + Postcard Pack
$185
185.00
22 left

This package includes a signed double LP of the new album with 7 bonus tracks, a handwritten lyric sheet of the Calexico song of your choice, and a pack of 10 postcards featuring original art from the record, created by Ryan Trayte, designer of ‘The Thread That Keeps Us’ album art.

Please note that the Handwritten Lyric Sheet has a longer handling time, and may ship later than other items in this package.

Skype music composition conversation with Joey

Skype music composition conversation with Joey
$250
250.00
5 left

Have an open ended conversation with Joey about music composition, structure, and space. Your choice of one hour long session, or two 30-minute sessions.

Postcard with personalized message from Calexico

Postcard with personalized message from Calexico
$175
175.00
2 left

Receive postcards from around the world from Calexico! Collect 6 postcards over the span of 6 months with a personal message from their travels on tour.

Signed Test Pressing

Signed Test Pressing
$150
150.00
All gone!

A limited vinyl test pressing of ‘The Thread That Keeps Us,’ signed by the band

Signed Test Pressing Package

Signed Test Pressing Package
$185
185.00
All gone!

This package includes a limited vinyl test pressing of ‘The Thread That Keeps Us’ signed by the band, ‘The Thread That Keeps Us Together’ Album Tee, a pack of 10 postcards featuring original art from the record, created by Ryan Trayte, designer of ‘The Thread That Keeps Us’ album art, and a Calexico sticker.

Handwritten Lyric Sheet + Signed Test Pressing

Handwritten Lyric Sheet + Signed Test Pressing
$260
260.00
All gone!

This package includes a handwritten lyric sheet of the Calexico song of your choice and a limited vinyl test pressing of ‘The Thread That Keeps Us’ signed by the band.

Please note that the Handwritten Lyric Sheet has a longer handling time, and may ship later than other items in this package.

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