It’s one of the most striking moments on Edge of the Sun, a rusty tangle of staccato notes and syncopation atop a sinewy percussion groove. Not only does it chafe against the band’s default folk rock, but that central riff acts as a sort of code, as though the Tucson collective is offering coordinates for a northerly route connecting South and North, Sonora with San Francisco. It’s a song about origins ("¿De dónde eres?") and destinations ("¿Adónde vas?"), punctuated by the dots and dashes of a conspiratorial horn section. I’m not from here, I’m not from there,". It’s tempting to praise Calexico simply for its globetrotting spirit, but corralling so many styles and sounds onto one album should not be an end in itself. Fortunately, the album’s musical diversity is a reflection of its lyrical themes.
Calexico have had a chiaroscuro career: after each of the band's more somber efforts, they tend to return with something lighthearted. Such is the case with Edge of the Sun: arriving after Algiers' journey into New Orleans noir, it feels like a working holiday - probably because it was close to one, with Joey Burns, John Convertino, and company spending ten days in Coyoacán, a Mexico City borough, for inspiration (later on, they recorded in Los Angeles and Athens, among other locales).
We're streaming the Tucson band's new record ahead of its release next week (13 Apr). Meanwhile Joey Burns and co will kick off a UK tour at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on 28 April.
Album Name Edge Of The Sun. Type Album. Data de lançamento 09 Abril 2015. Estilo de MúsicaIndie Rock. Membros têm este álbum1. DISC 1. 1. Falling from the Sky. 2. Bullets & Rocks. 3. When the Angels Played. 4. Tapping on the Line. 6. Miles from the Sea. 7. Coyoacan. 8. Beneath the City of Dreams. 10. Moon Never Rises.
It’s called Edge of the Sun, and it’s out April 14 via Anti-. The album features a number of notable guest artists, including Neko Case, Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam, Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell, Devotchka’s Nick Urata, and many others. The album was recorded in Mexico City. The image above is its cover artwork. In a statement, the band’s Joey Burns says the album is about pushing through the blue to brighter days.
In April 2015, Calexico released the album Edge of the Sun. The album features guest appearances by Neko Case, Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), Gaby Moreno, Carla Morrison and members of the Greek instrumental group Takim. This album was also released on Anti-Records . The distinctiveness of The Thread That Keeps Us also drew praise from Salon, which regarded the album as a welcome new step in Calexico’s remarkably consistent and prolific artistic career.
Album: Edge of the Sun. Artist: Calexico. The concept of performative silence is intriguing – that what is left unsaid can mean as much as what is uttered. John Convertino agrees. We make sure to give the notes we don’t play as much emphasis as the notes we do play because they are just as important. It’s a big part of what Calexico does: we create a space.
Features Song Lyrics for Calexico's Edge of the Sun (Deluxe Version) album. Follow the River Lyrics. Calexico Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. Lyricapsule: The Surfaris Drop ‘Wipe Out’; June 22, 1963. RIFF’d: Nas’ ‘Nasir’. Lyricapsule: The Byrds Drop ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’; June 21, 1965.