Joey and John have written three pieces for Under the Radar. Joey wrote about “the anatomy of a song” for “Falling From the Sky” and “Bullets and Rocks” and John writes about his family and musical upbringing here.
Here is a beautiful and unusual video concept from Mikel Cee Karlsson who has done a two part video series for José Gonzalez and Calexico. It was a nice surprise to see something new and different in the realm of music videos. Hope you enjoy it. – Joey
Pitchfork posted their great review of Edge of the Sun today. Stephen Deusner writes, “Edge of the Sun sounds newly invigorated and inspired as Calexico reconsider their own past and find new music to explore.”
Here is a song by song guide to the songs on Edge of the Sun by Joey, featured in Tucson Weekly.
Check out the Tucson Weekly cover story on Calexico by Linda Ray!
“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
Joey and John wrote a guest blog about how a place can inform the feel and attitude of music. Check it out here!
NPR First Listen is streaming the new album EDGE OF THE SUN now! Listen here.
“Falling From the Sky” on CONAN!