The ninth studio album from Calexico, ‘The Thread That Keeps Us‘ is a timely snapshot of the Arizona-bred band: a family portrait capturing their stylistic variety and unpredictability while still finding solace in limitless creativity. In bringing the album to life, vocalist/guitarist Joey Burns and drummer John Convertino found a spiritual home in unusual surroundings-not in Arizona, but on the northern California coast in a home-turned-studio called the Panoramic House. Built from debris and shipyard-salvaged timber-and dubbed “The Phantom Ship” by the band-the grandiose house and its edge-of-the-world-like ambiance soon made their way into the songs. The specter of California also had a powerful effect: as both dream state and nightmare, its infinite duality is mirrored in the music, giving Calexico a new direction and new edge. With less polish and more grit than ever before, The Thread That Keeps Us both honors enduring traditions and reveals Calexico’s confidence in songwriting, ultimately setting a whole new standard for the band.
On Saturday, June 2nd, Calexico will bring their musical talents to the El Rey in Los Angeles. Expect to hear the top power tracks such as “16, Maybe Less” and “He Lays In The Reins” off the album ‘In The Reins‘. Furthermore, the song “Alone Again Or” should make its way into the setlist. The track has over 2.1 million plays on Spotify. Direct support for the evening comes by the way of Julia Jacklin.
The concert takes place at the El Rey on Saturday, June 2nd and is presented by Goldenvoice. 9 PM. Tickets start at $30.00. Purchase tickets HERE. OR, try your luck by entering our contest below:
CALEXICO TICKET GIVEAWAY RULES:
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- Leave a comment on our Facebook wall stating you entered the Calexico giveaway.
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Winner will be announced at 6 PM on June 1st via Facebook! If you don’t have Facebook, let us known via email! Good luck!