Limited (1000 copies) two-track 7” from the pan-cultural US outfit helmed by Joey Burns and John Convertino. The A side “Cumbia De Donde” features the vocal of Amparo Sanchez and is from ninth album ‘Edge Of The Sun’ (City Slang). On the flip is the non-album cut “Worn Right Thru”. Atmospheric and stirring as ever.
7" £4.99 SLANG50079
Ltd white label 7" on City Slang. Mega limited edition in hand-stamped sleeve.
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You can believe me or believe me not but Calexico have the honour of being pride of place above my toilet. Every time I have a piss, it's Calexico I see. I’m not even a fan as such -- I just like some of their imagery. Anyway on that piece of utterly useless information I’ll attempt to tell you about this new single.
It’s not what I expected. Have they always been this influenced by Spanish music? It’s a very traditional type song with chanted call and response vocals but with a modern tint - instead of where I’d expect a trumpet, there’s a stylophone (are we still allowed to use them?). It’s a piece of party fun that you could imagine knocking back the sangrias to on holidays. On the flip is something more like what I was expecting: namely dusty, melancholic and moody alt-country. Very limited, this. Be quick.
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