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CALEXICO The Thread That Keeps Us LP Vinyl NEW 2018

Cat no. SLANG50138LP

End of the World With You
Voices in the Field
Bridge to Nowhere
Under the Wheels
The Town & Miss Lorraine
Flores Y Tamales
Another Space
Unconditional Waltz
Girl in the Forest
Eyes Wide Awake
Dead in the Water
Thrown to the Wild
Music Box Tracklist

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 edgeof-the-world-like ambience 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