Calexico - Seasonal Shift
Calexico return in seasonal mode with eight originals and some hand-picked covers.
+ Limited Indie Edition is pressed on Violet colour vinyl.
Calexico’s 'Seasonal Shift' is less of a Christmas album and more of a cross cultural seasonal celebration. The themes are based around that familiar end of year feeling, of reflection, of ceremony and of recognition of the year gone by and changes it brought for better and for worse. It contains a few cover songs including classics by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Tom Petty and a few more special guests, combined with a whole load of good will. It’s heartfelt but fun, and earnest but celebratory. It features Calexico in an assortment of guises, referencing Portuguese Fado and Old Mexican Folk Songs, from the stripped back two-man skeleton to the full party of international collaborators including artists like Bombino, Gaby Moreno, Gisela João, Nick Urata (DeVotchKa) and Camilo Lara.
Reflecting on the album, Joey Burns says, “It's more of a seasonal album and like all seasons they are about change and how those changes in the world resonate inside of you. I never thought this would have gone the way that it did. We were aiming to record a 6 song EP and we kept going. I guess I never thought I would be on permanent hibernation mode either, but I'm super happy and extremely grateful.”
A1. Hear the Bells
A2. Christmas All Over Again
A3. Mi Burrito Sabanero
A4. Heart of Downtown
A5. Seasonal Shift
A6. Nature’s Domain
B1. Happy Xmas (War is Over)
B2. Glory’s Hope
B3. Tanta Tristeza
B4. Peace of Mind
B5. Sonoran Snoball
B6. Mi Burrito Sabanero (Reprise)
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