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  • Performer: Calexico
  • Title: The Thread That Keeps Us
  • Genre: Rock / World
  • Country: Europe
  • Record source: 2 × CD, Album, Limited Edition
  • Released: 26 Jan 2018
  • Style: Indie Rock
  • Label: City Slang
  • Cat#: Slang50138DLX
  • MP3 album: 2953 mb
  • FLAC album: 2902 mb
  • Rating: 4.0/5
  • Votes: 176
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1Inside The Energy Field
Written-By – Joey Burns, John Convertino
2Eyes Wide Awake
Written-By – Joey Burns, John Burns , John Convertino
3End Of The World With You
Written-By – Joey Burns
Written-By – Joey Burns, John Convertino, Scott Colberg
5Thrown To The Wild
Written-By – Joey Burns, John Burns
6Under The Wheels
Written-By – Joey Burns, Sergio Mendoza
7Music Box
Written-By – Joey Burns
8Dead In The Water
Written-By – Joey Burns
9End Of The Night
Written-By – Joey Burns, John Burns
10Dream On Mount Tam
Written-By – Joey Burns, John Convertino
Written-By – Joey Burns, John Convertino, Scott Colberg
12Lost Inside
Written-By – Joey Burns
13Luna Roja
Written-By – Joey Burns
14Bridge To Nowhere
Written-By – Joey Burns
15Curse Of The Ride
Written-By – Joey Burns
16The Town & Miss Lorraine
Written-By – Joey Burns
17Flores Y Tamales
Written-By – Jairo Zavala, Joey Burns
18Girl In The Forest
Written-By – Joey Burns
19Another Space
Written-By – Joey Burns
Written-By – Joey Burns, John Convertino, Scott Colberg
22Voices In The Field
Written-By – Joey Burns, John Burns
23Unconditional Waltz
Written-By – Martin Wenk


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
Slang50138LTDCalexico The Thread That Keeps Us ‎(2xLP, Dlx, Ltd)City SlangSlang50138LTDEurope2018
Slang50138PCalexico The Thread That Keeps Us ‎(CD, Album, Promo)City SlangSlang50138PEurope2018
PCD-24693Calexico The Thread That Keeps Us ‎(CD, Album)P-Vine RecordsPCD-24693Japan2018
87573-1Calexico The Thread That Keeps Us ‎(LP)Anti-87573-1US2018
Slang50138Calexico The Thread That Keeps Us ‎(CD, Album)City SlangSlang50138Europe2018


  • Artwork By, Layout [Design]Ryan Trayte
  • Backing VocalsJohnny Contreras
  • Bass [Upright], Electric BassScott Colberg
  • Booking [Australia / New Zealand]Paul Sloan
  • Booking [Europe]Coda Agency, Rob Challice
  • Booking [The Americas / Australia / New Zealand]The Billions Corporation
  • Booking [The Americas]Ali Hedrick
  • CelloEvan Shelton
  • Drums, PercussionJohn Convertino
  • Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards, PercussionJoey Burns
  • Guitar, Vocals, Vibraphone, PercussionJairo Zavala
  • Keyboards, Guitar, Bass, SynthSergio Mendoza
  • LegalGail Perry
  • ManagementElizabeth Schendel, Jason Colton, Kate Landau, Laura Bergstein, PS Business Management, Patrick Templeman, Red Light Management
  • Mastered ByJJ Golden
  • Mixed ByCraig Schumacher
  • Pedal Steel GuitarConnor Gallaher
  • Percussion, Synth, Drum Machine, Sounds [Distortion & Phase Gate Keeper]Chris Schultz
  • ProducerCraig Schumacher, Joey Burns, John Convertino
  • Recorded ByChris Schultz, Craig Schumacher
  • Recorded By [Additional Recording At Casa Convertino And Our Tucson Space]Thomas Small
  • Recorded By [Additional Recording At His Family Beach House In Northern Germany]Martin Wenk (tracks: 1-9)
  • Recorded By [Additional Recording At His Home Studio In Denver]Tom Hagerman (tracks: 1-6)
  • Recorded By [Additional Recording At Our Tucson Pace]Sergio Mendoza (tracks: 1-10)
  • Strings [Arrangement]Max Knoth
  • SynthesizerJohn Baccigaluppi
  • Synthesizer [Modular]Marcus Fischer
  • Trumpet, Backing Vocals, Vibraphone, PercussionJacob Valenzuela
  • Trumpet, Guitar, Synth, Vibraphone, Backing Vocals, Drum [Thunder]Martin Wenk
  • ViolinTom Hagerman


Sticker: Limited Edition Double CD With 7 Bonus Songs + Logo of City Slang

Additional Recording:
at Casa Convertino and our Tucson Space
at our Tucson Space (Track 1-10)
Martin Wenk at his family beach house in Northern Germany (Track 1-9)
Tom Hagerman at his home studio in Denver (Track 1-6)

Joey Burns: Lunada Bay BMI adm by (BMG)
John Convertino: Good Clean Dirt (BMI) dam by (BMG)
John Burns: Words Fall Music (BMI) dam by (BMG)
Jairo Zavala: EMI Music Publishing Spain
Sergio Mendoza: McNab Music (ASCAP)
Martin Wenk: La Chunga Music

Jairo Zavala appears courtesy of Warner Music Spain
Sergio Mendoza appears courtesy of Glitterbeat Records

Includes a 20 page booklet of artwork, lyrics and credits.


  • Barcode (Text): 4 250506 827564
  • Barcode (Scanned): 4250506827564
  • Label Code: LC 06853
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1 Variant 1, 2 ): www.handlewithcare.de SLANG50138DLX AH07691-01
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1 Variant 1, 2): ifpi L575
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 Variant 1): IFPI 9706
  • Mould SID Code (CD1 Variant 2): IFPI 9757
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2 Variant 1, 2): www.handlewithcare.de SLANG50138DLX AH07692-01
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2 Variant 1, 2): IFPI L577
  • Mould SID Code (CD2 Variant 1, 2): IFPI 9706
  • Rights Society: GEMA


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – City Slang
  • Copyright (c) – City Slang
  • Published By – Lunada Bay
  • Published By – Good Clean Dirt
  • Published By – Words Fail Music
  • Published By – EMI Music Publishing Spain
  • Published By – McNab Music
  • Published By – Recycled Music
  • Published By – La Chunga Music Publishing
  • Recorded At – Wavelab Studio
  • Recorded At – Panoramic House
  • Mixed At – Panoramic House
  • Mixed At – Wavelab Studio
  • Mastered At – Golden Mastering
  • Designed At – Saywells Design Co.


The Thread That Keeps Us is the ninth studio album by indie rock band Calexico. It was released in January 2018 under Anti rarely make explicitly political songs, though circumstances can sometimes make them feel that way. Over the last two decades, the Arizona bands principals, Joey Burns and John Convertino, have written often about transient workers, the homes that they make and the ones they leave behind their music, too, crosses borders, blending American folk traditions with styles rooted in Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America. Even more than its predecessors, the bands impassioned ninth album, The Thread That Keeps Us, is dedicated to immigrant experiences and the pains of displacement. Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей Calexico. Drawing their name from a combination of California Cal and Mexico exico, Calexico have delivered another in a series that for me, adds but two songs to my collection. Listen free to Calexico The Thread That Keeps Us End of the World With You, Voices in the Field and more. 22 tracks 67:17. Calexico is a Tucson, Arizona based, Americana, Tex-Mex, indie rock, band. The band's two main members, Joey Burns and John Convertino, first played together in Los Angeles as part of the group Giant Sand. They have recorded a number of albums on Quarterstick Records, while their 2005 EP In the Reins recorded with Iron & Wine has reached the Billboard 200 album charts. Calexico spent the 2010s venturing from their Tucson home to make albums such as their New Orleans love letter Algiers and their ambitious trip to Mexico City, Edge of the Sun. For The Thread That Keeps Us, they decamped to the Northern California coast and recorded in a studio they nicknamed the Phantom Ship - another change of scenery that allowed them to cast their sounds and songwriting wider than ever. Songs in album Calexico - The Thread That Keeps Us 2018. Calexico - End Of The World With You. Calexico - Voices In The Field. Calexico - The Town & Miss Lorraine. More By Calexico. The Guard Original Soundtrack. Ищете треки из альбома The Thread That Keeps Us исполнителя Calexico Тогда заходите на наш сайт - слушайте музыку онлайн и скачивайте бесплатно. On their ninth album, Calexico place their songs within a conceptual American wilderness. They are spacious, potentially lonely and fragile songs. Within that spacious feeling, there is also the ability to get pleasantly lost. There are shards of optimism too, occasionally putting the I can into essentially-morose Americana. Theres a duality in the title, looking both at how life is precarious and how love, be it friendship, family love or romantic love, can nourish and help us endure when life tests our resolve. Joey Burns describes the closing track, Music Box, as a Love song for k. Calexico returns with their 10th studio album, The Thread The Keeps Us, and after all these years, the duos unique sound still stands up. In the course of getting all of my CDs ripped for streaming, I unearthed a copy of Calexicos Feast Of Wire, wrapped in a makeshift photo copy of the sleeve and also a compliment slip note saying Its a grower Simon. The arrival of their tenth album, The Thread That Keeps Us, however, has made an instant and marked impression and immediately given a motive for meaningful re-acquaintance. The new offering from Calexico marks a stylistic shift, something I have been only vaguely aware of from a respectful distance


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The work is beatiful......but the very work in my opinion is the bonus disc [Very Calexico Style] !!!!!!
Drawing their name from a combination of California (Cal) and Mexico (exico), Calexico have delivered another in a series that for me, adds but two songs to my collection. That being said in no way indicates that the music has not been thoughtfully considered, or in line with Calexico’s musical history … it’s just that this is one more in a lone line of bands from whom I pick and choose the songs that move me the most, leaving the rest of the material for someone else.

I don’t believe that Calexico have ever delivered a top flight album, though they’re a band who inspire most listeners to keep their fingers crossed, hoping that this will be the perfect set of songs that ride the currents of numbers such as “Voices In The Field” and “End Of The Night” (which is a bonus track), two sonic and emotional tracks that ride easily in my back pocket. If you were to ask me what Calexico was all about, I’d certainly shove my hands deeply into said pockets, kick at a couple of stones with the toe of my boot, then sheepishly shrug my shoulders saying, “I’ve no idea really, I just know the music from them that I like, and as of today, my collection consists of fourteen songs.” Though thinking on that question, if really pinned down, I might suggest that Calexico are a mixture of an indie rock band married to a mariachi band, but that was in the early days, when there was a sense of punk, surf and folk that was layered with a heavy southwestern feel, where there was a mesh of cultures and tones … yet that sense of labeling has long since disappeared.

All of the music rags have been touting The Thread That Keeps Us as the album that will put Calexico in the same room as say Wilco or R.E.M., where this outing will deliver unto us fresh and precious barnstorming, along with an evocative atmosphere of intimacy, where the band members are constantly engaging each other. But I don’t hear that, nor have I ever understood what people are hearing when they suggest that Calexico’s music has been meticulously crafted, and the fact that they’ve moved from familiar geographical territory (Arizona, New Mexico and southern California) to the coastline of the Pacific northwest, to record in a rundown studio may sound romantic, their efforts have channeled little that comes across as new, inventive and inviting.

This is no doubt Calexico’s most political album to date, yet even those songs do not resinate with the sense of urgency one might expect, there is no ratcheting up of tension, or direct pointing of fingers, it’s all rather mater of factly suggested at and inferred.

One reviewer (Andy Gill) went so far as to say, and I paraphrase, “The Thread That Keeps Us ingeniously blends Radiohead-esque descending minor chord unease with plangent Everly’s (Everly Brothers) style harmonies, that brilliantly evokes the contrasting moods which give the album its drive and energy, a dichotomy heralded by Joey Burns’ determination to seek love in the age of the extremes.” See, this is the sort of statement that fans, or those paid to write a solid favorable review write … it’s not honest, it’s not inclusive, it’s not informative, and it will lead you nowhere, unless you’re an ardent fan, and then you’re already on board.

Arguably, Calexico have never, in over twenty years, delivered their breakout album, nor do I think they every will. Their time has passed, their musical ideas do not follow a defined course, and their songs for the most part do not sound as if they’ve been considered and refined. Calexico are in need of someone who can steer their craft in one direction or another, and until that time, and probably after, I will slide their most comfortable tunes into my ever increasing collection of solid first rate material.

Review by Jenell Kesler

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