January 30, 2023 – 6:19 am

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Germany 2018 [no label, 1CD]

E-Werk, Erlangen, Germany; August 15, 2018. Very good digital radio broadcast. Show to promote their ninth album, The Thread That Keeps Us [2018].

For the better part of two decades, 13 albums, and countless trips around the globe, Calexico’s Joey Burns and John Convertino have embraced a multitude of diverse styles and well cultivated signature sounds.

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Calexico have always channeled the culture of the American Southwest in their music. Released in January 2018, The Thread That Keeps Us is a fresh take on their indie rock sound.
Evan Rytlewski,

Even more than its predecessors, the band’s impassioned ninth album, The Thread That Keeps Us, is dedicated to immigrant experiences and the pains of displacement. As always, Calexico are more interested in storytelling than grandstanding, but it’s hard to miss the role that border politics and environmental disasters play in the band’s latest batch of character sketches and vignettes. This is an album that pointedly humanizes the disenfranchised people whose voices are too often shut out of policy debates. That sense of chaos and danger is what distinguishes Thread from the many similarly far-reaching records that Calexico have released since the late ’90s. Calexico have made records that sound like this one before, but they’ve never made one with quite this much fight in it.
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Telestar Diginova HD (Radio Bayern 2, dvb-s, mp2, 320kbps, 48kHz) > USB > Audacity label track > CUE sheet > ffmpeg (split)
Digital radio broadcast on “BR2″ (DVB-S version)
Date of first broadcast: 2018-09-09

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Track 01. Intro 0:36
Track 02. End Of The World With You 3:46
Track 03. DJ comments 4:48
Track 04. Fortune Teller 4:38
Track 05. The Town And Miss Lorraine 2:29
Track 06. Voices In The Field 5:21
Track 07. Girl In The Forest 3:09
Track 08. DJ comments//Interview 2:39
Track 09. Stray 9:37
Track 10. Eyes Wide Awake 4:42
Track 11. Sunken Waltz 2:39
Track 12. Music Box 3:44
Track 13. DJ comments 0:45
Track 14. Another Space 4:28
54 mins

Joey Burns - vocals, guitar
John Convertino - drums, percussion
Jairo Zavala Ruiz - guitar, lap steel guitar, vocals
Jacob Valenzuela - trumpet, vibraphone, keyboard, vocals, percussion
Martin Wenk - trumpet, vibraphone, guitar, accordion, flugelhorn, background vocals, percussion
Scott Colberg - double bass, bass guitar
Sergio Mendoza - keyboard, guitar, accordion, percussion

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  1. 5 Responses to “CALEXICO - GERMANY 2018”

  2. Rumor has it this is a duo of Big Uns

    By U L E on Jan 30, 2023

  3. With Joey being the Biggest Un

    By U L E on Jan 30, 2023

  4. By biggest do you mean he’s got him beat by an inch or two U ?

    By T J on Jan 30, 2023

  5. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Jan 30, 2023

  6. @Jocko P, we heard that in attempt to cause confusion on this website, which btw is not to difficult to do, that it is actually you who starts these rumours.

    By swappers on Jan 30, 2023

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