BioCalexico saw quite a bit of action over the last year or so. February '03 saw the release of the critically acclaimed album Feast of Wire. There was a coast-to-coast tour of North America, including three shows at South By Southwest. The band spent months in Europe, playing festivals and touring the territories to sold out crowds. The song "Quattro (World Drifts In)" received commercial radio play across the US. They toured North America yet again, hitting most of Canada as well and selling out shows nightly. There was the maiden voyage to Australia and New Zealand, and they made their second journey to Japan. And between all that, they found time to get these songs together. On April 6, 2004, Calexico released Convict Pool.