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Calexico: Seasonal Shift

Less of a Christmas album than a cross-cultural seasonal fireworks display. It is about topics around the familiar feeling of the end of the year, the reflection, the holidays and the recognition of the past year, including the changes that this brought with it, be they positive or negative. In addition to many of his own songs, there are also a few cover songs, including classics by John Lennon and Tom Petty, as well as various special guests, collaborations with Bombino, Gaby Moreno, Gisela João, Nick Urata (DeVotchKa) and Camilo Lara. It comes from the heart, is fun and serious, but just as solemn. "It's a holiday album right? Well sort of. It's more of a seasonal album and like all seasons they are about change and how those changes in the world resonate inside of you. I never thought this would have gone the way that it did. We were aiming to record a 6 song EP and we kept going. I guess I never thought I would be on permanent hibernation mode either, but I'm super happy and extremely grateful. " - Joey Burns.