Edge of the Sun

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Edge of the Sun
Edge of the Sun by Calexico.jpg
Studio album by
Released13 April 2015
GenreAlternative rock, indie folk, Americana, Tex-Mex, alternative country, post-rock
LabelAnti Records
ProducerJoey Burns, John Convertino, Sergio Mendoza, Craig Schumacher
Calexico chronology
Edge of the Sun
The Thread That Keeps Us
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Metacritic78 out of 100[1]
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media7.6/10 stars[3]

Edge of the Sun is the eighth studio album by indie rock band Calexico. It was released in April 2015 on Anti Records.


Publication Accolade Year Rank
Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2015 2015

Track listing[edit]

1."Falling from the Sky"Joey Burns, John BurnsBen Bridwell3:23
2."Bullets & Rocks"Joey Burns, John Burns, John ConvertinoSam Beam3:30
3."When the Angels Played"Pieta Brown, Joey BurnsPieta Brown, Greg Leisz2:25
4."Tapping on the Line"Joey Burns, John BurnsNeko Case3:28
5."Cumbia de Donde"Joey Burns, Sergio MendozaAmparo Sánchez3:09
6."Miles from the Sea"Joey Burns, John Burns, John ConvertinoGaby Moreno3:41
7."Coyoacán"Joey Burns, John Convertino, Sergio Mendoza 3:03
8."Beneath the City of Dreams"Joey Burns, John Burns, John Convertino, Sergio Mendoza, Jairo ZavalaGaby Moreno2:35
9."Woodshed Waltz"Joey Burns, John Burns, John ConvertinoGreg Leisz3:29
10."Moon Never Rises"Joey Burns, John ConvertinoCarla Morrison3:28
11."World Undone"Joey BurnsTakim4:29
12."Follow the River"Joey Burns, John Burns, John Convertino, Sergio MendozaNick Urata3:54


Calexico consists of:

  • Ryan Alfred – upright and electric bass, synth, ambient guitar, vocals
  • Joey Burns – vocals, guitars, banjo, piano, organ, harmonica, cello, congas, accordion, shaker, ukulele, bass
  • John Convertino – drums, percussion
  • Sergio Mendoza – mellotron strings, percussion, piano, organ, backing vocals, vibes, guitar, vihuela, accordion, ukulele
  • Paul Niehaus – pedal steel
  • Jacob Valenzuela – trumpet
  • Martin Wenk – trumpet, synth, vibes
  • Jairo Zavala – guitar, bass

Other musicians include:

  • Sam Beam – vocals on "Bullets and Rocks"
  • Ben Bridwell – vocals on "Falling from the Sky"
  • Pieta Brown – vocals on "When The Angels Played"
  • Neko Case – vocals on "Tapping on the Line"
  • Tom Hagerman – strings on "Miles from the Sea" and "Coyoacan"
  • Steff Koeppen – additional vocals on "Tapping on the Line"
  • Thomas Konstantinou of Takim – lute and bouzouki on "World Undone"
  • Greg Leisz – pedal steel on "When The Angels Played", guitar on "Woodshed Waltz"
  • Yorgos Marinakis of Takim - traditional violin on "World Undone"
  • Gaby Moreno – vocals on "Miles from the Sea" and "Beneath the City of Dreams"
  • Carla Morrison – vocals on "Moon Never Rises"
  • Adrian Perez – jalisco harp on "Bullets and Rocks" and "Coyoacan"
  • Antonio Pro – guitarron on "Coyoacan"
  • Isaac Rodriguez – additional vocals on "Cumbia de Donde"
  • Amparo Sánchez – vocals on "Cumbia de Donde"
  • Chris Schultz – percussion on "Falling from the Sky", additional vocals on "Cumbia de Donde"
  • Craig Schumacher – moog bass on "World Undone"
  • Nick Urata – vocals on "Follow the River"


Chart Peak
UK Albums (OCC)[5] 37
US Billboard 200[6] 193
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[7] 25
US Alternative Albums (Billboard)[8] 19
US Americana/Folk Albums (Billboard)[9] 6
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[10] 12
US Tastemakers (Billboard)[11] 17


  1. ^ "Edge of the Sun Review". Metacritic. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Edge of the Sun – Calexico Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  3. ^ Deusner, Stephen M. (22 April 2015). "Calexico: Edge of the Sun". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Albums of the Year 2015". roughtrade.com. 25 November 2015. Archived from the original on 5 December 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-10.
  5. ^ "Calexico". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Calexico - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Calexico - Top Rock Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Calexico - Alternative Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Calexico - Americana/Folk Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Calexico - Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Calexico - Tastemakers". Billboard. Retrieved 17 November 2017.

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