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CALEXICO "THE BLACK LIGHT"

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An album about crossing physical and metaphorical borders that has never been timelier: Calexico’s classic album The Black Light turns 20 this year. This limited edition celebratory anniversary edition includes all new artwork by Victor Gastelum, extensive liner notes, and 11 bonus tracks. What was surprising about The Black Light (and what set its architects apart from their indie rock peers) was the album's unusual willingness to wade into the rapids of American and Mexican culture, fully immersing itself midstream. From the outset, with 'Gypsy's Curse', the record combines guitar twang and flamenco flourishes; and by its end, almost an hour later, it's contrived a skillful and instinctive union of smoky bar room jazz, arthouse indie rock, and compelling mariachi brass in 'Frontera'. If Calexico falls short as a name, it’s only in the fact that - alongside their mining of Mexico's fertile musical past - Joey Burns and John Convertino weren’t just digging into California's songbook...they were unearthing America's too.
TRACKLIST
1. Gypsy's Curse
2. Fake Fur
3. The Ride Pt.2
4. Where Water Flows
5. The Black Light
6. Sideshow
7. Chach
8. Missing
9. Minas De Cobre (For Beô?°?er Metal)
10. Over Your Shoulder
11. Vinegaroon
12. Trigger
13. Sprawl
14. Stray
15. Old Man Waltz
16. Bloodflow
17. Frontera
18. El Morro
19. Man Goes Where Water Flows
20. Glowing Heart Of The World
21. Too Much Sprawl
22. Rollbar
23. Minas De Cobre (Extend-O-Mix)
24. Minas De Cobre (Spatial Mix)
25. Minas De Cobre (Acoustic Mix)
26. Lacquer
27. Drape
28. Bag Of Death

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