Finally, after four long years, Australia and New Zealand get the opportunity to host the return of the panoramic musical and lyrical genius of CALEXICO (USA).
The band brings with them the unbridled spirit of their latest critically acclaimed (and ninth) studio album “The Thread That Keeps Us” and a sweet ride through border sound treasures from across their career.
Across nine studio albums, numerous collaborations, movie scores and soundtracks and thousands of shows, Joey Burns and John Convertino and their magnificent band CALEXICO have roamed the world with their unique and stirring “desert noir” sound. CALEXICO make panoramic frontier music that effortlessly crosses borders, cultures and genres and have seamlessly infused the instrumentation, sounds and structures of cumbia, fado, jazz, gypsy, surf, country, spaghetti western epics from the shadows of indie rock into a body of work that is unique and completely intoxicating both live and on record.
Catch them on tour this summer and you’ll be certain ”there is love in the age of the extremes”!
New album track END OF THE WORLD WITH YOU
New album track UNDER THE WHEELS
New album track live video VOICES IN THE FIELD
Classic track: CRYSTAL FRONTIER
Classic track: GUERO CANELO
CALEXICO “THE THREAD THAT KEEPS US”
“Rousing single: “End Of The World With You” is true modern indie-Americana.” Stereogum
“After nine albums, it takes effort to make a record that sounds as vibrant as this, without losing the very basis of your original appeal. Calexico have managed it.” The Guardian
“They encapsulate the anxiety and unease that comes with the world in which they live, through the forum of profound lyricism and distorted guitars.” Paste Magazine
“It pulsates band. It is a product of this moment and practically forces us to be present when we listen to it.” No Depression
“If the band has upped the musical chaos, there still is an unashamedly romantic feel, as if they believe humanity’s innate goodness will get us out of this mess.” **** Mojo
The Gov | Thur 17 Jan
Tickets: $60+ booking fee
Doors open 7.30pm