Watch New Mikel Cee Karlsson-directed Calexico Video


Track from the Tucson group’s awesome new album, natch.

By Barbi Martinez, Blurt intern

It should go without saying that we love us some Calexico around the Blurt office (our editor, a Tucson expat, even did the liner notes for the Arizona group’s vinyl box set a few years ago). The new album Edge Of The Sun is every bit as good as we had hoped it would be, and now there’s a video for key track “Falling From the Sky.” This week they shared the video for the single featuring Ben Bridwell with Pitchfork and you can check it out below:

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 standalone video and will be out soon.

 Calexico CD


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