Calexico: Video for “Falling From The Sky” Premieres Today
April 22, 2015
New York, NY – (April 22, 2015) – Calexico released their new album Edge of The Sun last week to critical acclaim, with the Los Angeles Times calling it, “as engaging and sophisticated as anything in their rich catalog,” and today they’ve shared the video for the single “Falling From The Sky” featuring Ben Bridwell with Pitchfork (link).
The video was directed by Mikel Cee Karlsson (Jose Gonzalez, Fever Ray, Junip) who explained the making of the video writing:
The idea for this video have been lingering for a while, ever since I saw Albin Karlsson and Björn Renner ́s worm-like creation made for a show at the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm. In original form, the “worm” was strictly covered in black leather. But I wanted to make it more like a living thing, like an evolutionary side step, a creature that is stuck in it ́s codependency and has rather few possibilities in this world but still has the capacity to dream of better things.
I also had the idea that I wanted to make a two part video on the same story and tell it from two different perspectives.
When I heard Calexico ́s “Falling from the sky” I felt that I heard the perspective of the creature, or rather the perspective of anyone who find themselves in a similar mindset or situation.
So, this video is actually part I of II, or more precisely perspective I of II of this relationship.
The second video created for Jose Gonzalez (who is also featured in this video) will be featured as a stand alone video and will be out soon.
Catch Calexico on their worldwide tour:
4/23 — Milan, ITA — Fabrique
4/25 — Luxembourg, LUX — Den Atelier
4/26 — Paris, FRA — Le Trianon
4/27 — Belgique Brussels, BRU — Ancienne (SOLD OUT)
4/28 — London, UK — O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
4/30 — Manchester, UK — The Albert Hall
5/1 — Liverpool, UK — Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
5/2 — Belfast, UK — The Limelight
5/3 — Kilkenny, IRE — Kilkenny Roots Festival (SOLD OUT)
5/4 — Dublin, IRE — Olympia Theatre
5/30 — Chicago, IL — Lincoln Hall (SOLD OUT)
5/31 — Chicago, IL — Lincoln Hall
6/2 — Toronto, ON — The Opera House
6/3 — Montreal, QC — Corona Theater
6/4 — Boston, MA — The Sinclair (SOLD OUT)
6/5 — Washington, DC — 9:30 Club
6/6 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
6/7 — New York, NY — Bowery Ballroom
6/8 — New York, NY — Bowery Ballroom
6/12 — Bergen, NOR — Bergenfest
6/13 — Oslo, NOR — Norwegian Wood Festival
6/14 — Aarhus, DEN — Northside Festival
6/16 — Nijmegen, NLD — DOORNROOSJE
6/17 — Heidelberg, GER — Halle 02
6/18 — Ulm, GER –Ulmer zelt
6/19 — Duisburg, GER — Traumzeit Festival
7/7 — Los Angeles, CA — The Regent Theatre
7/9 — Napa, CA — City Winery
7/8 — San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore
7/10 — Troutdale, OR — Edgefield Amphitheater (SOLD OUT)*
7/11 — Troutdale, OR — Edgefield Amphitheater*
7/12 — Vancouver, BC — Vogue Theatre
7/14 — Jacksonville, OR — Britt Pavilion*
7/15 — Boise, ID — Idaho Botanical Garden Outlaw*
7/16 — Redmond, WA — Marymoore Ampitheater*
7/24 — Newport, RI — Newport Folk Festival
8/7 — Jena, GER –Kulturarena
8/8 — Luhmuhlen, GER — A Summer’s Tale
8/9 — Heuvelland, BEL — Dranouter Festival
8/10 — Karlsruhe, GER — Zeltfestival
8/14 — Aranda De Duero, ESP — Sonorama Ribera
8/15 –L’escala, ESP — Concerts in Empuries
8/20 — Brecon, UK — Green Man Festival
8/23 — Naples, ITA — Ariano Folk Festival
11/19 — Berlin, GER — Columbiahalle
*w/ The Decemberists
For the better part of two decades, the acclaimed band Calexico has crossed musical barriers, embracing a multitude of styles, variety in instrumentation, and well-cultivated signature sounds. Their new album, Edge of the Sun, takes inspiration from a trip to a place surprisingly unexplored by the band before in Mexico City, and with the benefit of many friends and comrades to help guide the way.
Collaborators on the album include Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), Nick Urata (Devotchka), Carla Morrison, Gaby Moreno, Amparo Sanchez, multi-instrumentalists from the Greek band Takim, and Neko Case. Burns’ brother John Burns lent a hand to some lyrics and songwriting, and the band’s keyboardist, Sergio Mendoza, stepped up to co-write and arrange certain songs, ultimately co-producing the album along with Burns, John Convertino, and longtime associate Craig Schumacher.
The album can be purchased HERE
Watch their performance of “Falling From The Sky” on Conan HERE