Label Confusion Over Calexico Album Release

7 June 2012 | 1:19 pm | Scott Fitzsimons

Both Anti- and Spunk thought they had the rights for Australia.

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Confusion has surrounded details of the Australian release for Americana folk outfit Calexico's new album - and their first in four years - Algiers.

Yesterday received a press release from record label Epitaph's Australian office announcing that the band had signed to Anti-, who are distributed by Epitaph and therefore Warner in Australia, and the album would be released Friday 14 September.

However today we received a press release from Spunk Records that  claimed that they will be releasing the album Friday 7 September. The presser was essentially the same as Epitaph's, but with different letterheads and Spunk's had no mention of the Anti- signing.

After contacting both labels today, can confirm that Anti- have signed the band, but Spunk Records have the license to release the album in Australia and New Zealand. Spunk's distribution is handled by Cooperative, who utilise Universal's channels.

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All of this doesn't take away from the fact that the first single from the album, Para, is bloomin' fantastic.