Tucson, Arizona duo Calexico (featuring Joey Burns and John Convertino) will release their seventh studio album Algiers in September, described as "arguably their most exciting and accessible record to date". Hold up first single "Para" to a mirror and you'll see that the statement is spot on. It's a beautiful, hypnotic ballad, an immensely fascinating piece of music (is it pop, is it country, is it Tex-Mex, is it art - who knows?) that builds in intensity and grabs hold of the listener. Calexico offer it a free download at their homepage where you also can watch the music video to the song. Amazing stuff, and the excitement before the album release is sparked!
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