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Wednesday 6 December 2017

End Of The World With You

Last week Walter posted a new song by Calexico. I used to listen to Calexico a lot, back in the first decade of this century, but we drifted apart a couple of albums ago. I reached a point where I couldn't take any more Americana, I'd had my fill. But the song Walter posted last week was good, their Tex-Mex vibe is still there but with a driving guitar riff and something else- an intent and a focus, kicking out, a response to events. It comes ahead of an album in January, The Thread That Keeps Us.

On tracking back I found out that they put out a new single back in October too, another trailer for the forthcoming album. End Of The World With You has a driving twangy guitar line, an Ameri-indie feel and lyrics about the 'love in the age of extremes'. Trump. Far right extremism. Gotta keep pushing back against this and Calexico's response sounds alright to me.


Charity Chic said...

I too hit Americana saturation point a few years back SA but as you can see from my place it is gradually sneaking back in.
I saw Calexico love once and sadly they were pretty disappointing

Charity Chic said...

Live even

Swiss Adam said...

That's surprising CC. I'd thought they'd be good live.

Charity Chic said...

So did I!
Maybe i built them up too much