Calexico - El Mirador LP
Calexico's Joey Burns and John Convertino return in 2022 with their luminous 10th studio album, "El Mirador"; a hopeful, kaleidoscopic beacon of rock, bluesy ruminations and Latin American sounds.
Convening at long-time bandmate Sergio Mendoza's home studio in Tucson, Arizona, the ensemble recorded throughout the summer of 2021, crafting one of their most riveting and whimsical productions to date. Convertino, who now resides in El Paso, and Burns, who relocated to Boise in 2020, channelled cherished memories of Southwestern landscapes and joyful barrio melting pots into an evocative love letter to the desert borderlands that nourished them for over 20 years.
"El Mirador" features gossamer vocals from Guatemalan singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno, while Spanish rocker Jairo Zavala brings his signature bravado to Cumbia Peninsula. By working with friends and recurring collaborators, Calexico also highlights the unique social and linguistic intersections at the US-Mexico border and the magnificent possibilities of a borderless world.
"El Mirador" stands both as a lookout point and beacon in the dark; an opportunity to search inwards, ponder our connections to the Earth and its people, and hopefully illuminate a path forward.
After decades on the road Calexico's music remains boundless and romantic, still gazing upon the horizon in search of their next adventure.
1. El Mirador
2. Harness the Wind
3. Cumbria Peninsula
4. Then You Might See
5. Cumbia Del Polvo
6. El Paso
7. The El Burro Song
11. Rancho Azul
About this product: this release is pressed on red vinyl. Includes a download code.