Calexico is a staple in the indie-rock community. Going on nearly 20 years in the music business, this Tex-Mex band has a great sound of indie rock paired with a latin flavor of mariachi. “Edge Of The Sun” is the 9th studio album in their impressive catalog.
If you’ve been a fan of Calexico for a while or just a short amount of time, you’ll enjoy this album. They don’t venture too far off the path they’ve been on for a while and have created an enjoyable album that is easy to listen to even if it doesn’t blow your mind or anything.
Most songs on this album are a bit on the slow side and are pretty peaceful. “When The Angels Played” is one I enjoyed listening to and it made me want to go out to a secluded area in the Summer and just lay in the grass and relax.
If you’re looking for a song with the most Latin flavor (a little bit faster of a pace), check out “Cumbia De Donde”. A good portion of lyrics are in Spanish but the song is essentially a tale of meeting various travels and asking “De donde Eres? A donde vas?” (Where are you from? Where are you going?).
Another one that fits this bill, though is purely instrumental, is “Coyoacan”, which refers to one of the 16 boroughs of Mexico City. (Yeah, didn’t think I’d be dropping all this knowledge on you in this review did you?).
Recommended If You Like: Rebelution, Iron & Wine, Mariachi El Bronx
Recommended Tracks: 8 (Beneath The City Of Dreams), 3 (When The Angels Played), 5 (Cumbia De Donde), 4 (Tapping On The Line), 7 (Coyoacan)
Do Not Play: None
Written by DJ Dugan on 04/21/2015