As announced on Casa de Calexico— the official website of Calexico– Threadless is hosting exclusively as part of its “Threadless Loves Travel” contest. The contest picked a shirt design by Alex Solis called “Bird Migration” that will be a regular teeshirt at Threadless. To celebrate, the got an exclusive track from Calexico for their site called “Absent Afternoon.” It has the very distinctive sound of Willie Nelson’s harmonica player Mickey Raphael on it which is pretty cool. Per Joey:
hello threadless nation
hope you and all at threadless like the song.
it’s one of my favs.
written at home looking out the window at the weekly funeral procession…
nick luca played pump organ, first day back in the studio after recovering from a serious bout with keta acidosis and was in the hospital for a week diagnosed with diabetes type 1.
mickey raphael plays harmonica. we met him through the i’m not there movie when we recorded with he and willie nelson. he loves tucson and hangs out here whenever they are on tour. he wants to record a whole album with us here. should be fun.
paul niehaus on slide acoustic archtop guitar and lush pedal steel.
john convertino on badass drums
i play guitar, bass and sing.
enjoy threadless love what you do
thanks for being there and opening the door to our world
It’s not clear to me how long they will host the song, so grab it while you can!
Click Here to download “Absent Afternoon” by Calexico
Click Here to see the winning design at Threadless