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Album Review

After the more somber terrain of 2012's Algiers, Calexico gave equal time to their lighthearted side with Edge of the Sun. Songs such as "Cumbia de Donde," with its buzzy synths, twanging guitars, and bold brass, recall the freewheeling spirit of the band's early days. Recorded in Mexico City, this is also their most collaborative work yet, with cameos by Neko Case, Amparo Sanchez, Iron & Wine's Sam Beam, Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, and DeVotchka's Nick Urata adding to the festive feel.

Customer Reviews

Way too Long

Stop torturing us. Release and tour. Release and tour. Repeat.

Wow!

Falling From The Sky is possibly the best song they've ever made. I just can't stop listening to it! Cumbia de Donde has a Mexican vibe that is ridiculously catchy. Can't wait for the full album release.

Love Them!

Wish I could see them live.

Biography

Formed: Tucson, AZ

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Calexico take their name from a town on the border of California and Mexico, and the title certainly fits the band, who've been mixing musical approaches and cultural perspectives with elan ever since group leaders Joey Burns and John Convertino began working together. Fusing the dusty sounds of the American Southwest with spaghetti western soundtracks, Mexican mariachi themes, vintage surf music, cool jazz, and a broad spectrum of Latin influences, Calexico are an eclectic ensemble whose work is...
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