The ninth studio album from Calexico, ‘The Thread That Keeps Us’ is due out on January 26th through City Slang and provides 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 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 supreme confidence in songwriting, ultimately setting a whole new standard for the band.
Mexican Institute of Sound
Camilo Lara was simply creating holiday mixes for friends but they convinced him to take his songs intothe studio. At the time, he was busy working in the music business and doing musical supervision forfilms such as “Y Tu Mama Tambien” which lead to his first Grammy nomination, but found time to startrecording at night and through those humble beginnings, Mexican Institute of Sound (M.I.S) was born.
Thanks to the critical and commercial success of his breakthrough albums ‘Pinata’ and ‘Soy Sauce’, theaccidental rock star now tours the world performing at major festivals including Coachella andLollapalooza. While early M.I.S. songs combined a variety of vintage samples into instrumental tracks,‘Politico’ features entirely original songs recorded with a live band and vocals. Camilo is currentlyworking on his next M.I.S. Album.
In 2012 Camilo was asked to produce an album for Los Angeles Azules that was to include their greatesthits spanning their 30-year history. The album, “Como Te Voy a Olvidar” went to #1 in Mexico for 79weeks and was nominated for a Grammy. Camilo is currently in the final stages of producing another Los Angeles Azules Album.
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