Wellington is set to host the musical and lyrical genius of Calexico this summer.
The Americana, indie-rock band brings with them the unbridled spirit of their latest critically acclaimed studio album, 'The Thread That Keeps Us' and a sweet ride through border sound treasurers from throughout their career.
Across nine studio albums, numerous collaborations, movie scores and soundtracks, and thousands of shows, Joey Burns and John Convertino and their band, Calexico, have roamed the world with their unique and stirring “desert noir” sound.
Calexico make panoramic frontier music that effortlessly crosses borders, cultures and genres and have seamlessly infused the instrumentation, sounds and structures of cumbia, fado, jazz, gypsy, surf, country, spaghetti western epics from the shadows of indie-rock into a body of work that is unique and completely intoxicating both live and on record.
Catch them in the capital this summer and you’ll be certain that there is “love in the age of the extremes”.
“The intimacy and evocative atmosphere of previous releases has been retained, but there’s a fresh, barnstorming spirit brought by the team surrounding the core duo of Joey Burns and John Convertino” – Independent UK*
“By turns gentle and bold, traditional and boundary-pushing, The Thread That Keeps Us is another fine example of Calexico's ever-broadening horizons” – Allmusic Guide*
This event is recommended for ages 16+.