Calexico – The Thread That Keeps Us


Lt Dan Buckley here with new music from Calexico! It’s the first single from their forthcoming double LP The Thread That Keeps Us due out Jan. 26. I’ve loved this band since seeing them at my first Bonnaroo in 2004. Give it a spin and let us know what you think about it!

The ninth studio album from Calexico The Thread That Keeps Us is a timely snapshot of the Arizona-bred band: a family portrait capturing their stylistic variety and unpredictability while still finding solace in limitless creativity. In bringing the album to life, vocalist/guitarist Joey Burns and drummer John Convertino found a spiritual home in unusual surroundings—not in Arizona, but on the Northern California coast in a home-turned-studio called the Panoramic House. Built from debris and shipyard-salvaged timber—and dubbed “The Phantom Ship” by the band—the grandiose house and its edge-of-the-world-like ambience soon made their way into the songs. The specter of California also had a powerful effect: as both dream state and nightmare, its infinite duality is mirrored in the music, giving Calexico a new direction and new edge.

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