April 16th, 2015


“It’s too early to tag ‘Edge Of The Sun’ as the band’s masterpiece, but song for song, it’s the most textured and dimensional Calexico record” — NPR

“At its best, the music on “Edge of the Sun” is retro, modern and timeless.” — Associated Press

“Calexico sounds best when it does what it’s always done: Tell stories, translate the American Southwest into song, and have a damn good time doing it. And these are the best bits of Edge Of The Sun.” — The AV Club

“Recording in Mexico City, they’ve turned nearly every track here into a collaboration, jumping from Dylan-esque country to cumbia to spaghetti-Western to mariachi to ska, and by the time they’ve finished, they’ve managed to write one of the hookiest, most-satisfying albums of their career.” — Magnet

“… the Arizona ensemble has swerved through freewheeling detours into indie rock, Tex-Mex, and Americana, with flourishes of jazz, soul, and country along the way. “Edge of the Sun,” the band’s new album on Anti-, is no less adventurous, but it feels curated in a way that sets it apart from previous releases.” — Boston Globe

“Building a cohesive album from such eclectic source material is no easy task, but Calexico, drawing on the 25-year partnership between Burns and multi-instrumentalist John Convertino, put on a clinic.” — Consequence of Sound