Calexico returns to Vancouver July 12th for a show at The Vogue Theatre, and hot off the heels of the release this past April 15th of their latest long player, Edge of the Sun, comes a deluge of positive reviews.As noted on Calexico’s official website:

  • “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

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You can purchase the album from your local record store, or through these online retailers:

Physical: http://smarturl.it/CalexicoEOTSPhysical
Amazon:
smarturl.it/CalexicoEOTSAmazon
iTunes:
smarturl.it/CalexicoEOTSiTunes

words by Gerry Toews

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