Calexico are back and have just announced a new album ‘Seasonal Shift‘, due Dec 4th via City Slang. The record is a celebration of the festive season and the band are sharing the first track from the record “Hear the Bells”online today!!
‘Seasonal Shift’ track list:
1. Hear the Bells
2. Christmas All Over Again (feat. Nick Urata (DeVotchKa))
3. Mi Burrito Sabanero (feat. Gaby Moreno)
4. Heart of Downtown (feat. Bombino)
5. Seasonal Shift
6. Nature’s Domain
7. Happy Xmas (War is Over)
8. Glory’s Hope
9. Tanta Tristeza (feat. Gisela João)
10. Peace of Mind
11. Sonoran Snoball (feat. Camilo Lara)
12. Mi Burrito Sabanero Reprise
Calexico’s ‘Seasonal Shift’ is less of a Christmas album and more of a cross cultural seasonal celebration. The themes are based around that familiar end of year feeling, of reflection, of ceremony and of recognition of the year gone by and changes it brought for better and for worse. It contains a few cover songs including classics by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Tom Petty and a few more special guests, combined with a whole load of good will. It’s heartfelt but fun, and earnest but celebratory. It features Calexico in an assortment of guises, referencing Portuguese Fado and Old Mexican Folk Songs, from the stripped back two-man skeleton to the full party of international collaborators including artists like Bombino, Gaby Moreno, Gisela João, Nick Urata (DeVotchKa) and Camilo Lara
The new festive album ‘Seasonal Shift’ will often be available on a limited edition vinyl via Rough Trade!!