CURRENT: Calexico – “Cumbia de Donde” [feat. Amparo Sanchez]

Calexico return with the first single from their forthcoming Edge of the Sun LP, “Cumbia de Donde.” The band wear the Spanish influence on their sleeve, with the horns and percussion recalling a mariachi band’s lively exuberance. Joey Burns and Calexico respond to vocalist Amparo Sanchez’s verses with Spanish incantations, asserting the song’s ethnic charm. Calexico gives their audience a glimpse of another worldview on songwriting with “Cumbia de Donde.” But when Sanchez sings, “I’m not from here, I’m not from there. Where am I going, Should I care,” it doesn’t get more universal than that.

Edge of the Sun is out 14 April through Anti-/City Slang.

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