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Calexico — Absent Afternoon
Album: single
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 346









Released: 2010
Length: 3:09
Plays (last 30 days): 0
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Lyrics (I think I got it right):
 
Absent afternoons
crossing Main Avenue
South to
cemetery lawns
silhouette,
blackout in the sun

Policeman's motorcade,
traffic slows,
faces fade
And eyes with
no light left

Curtains are drawn
and one last breath
would bring some peace
through these days,
second line processions,
and carry across
flooded streets
Coffin-like cars
flew down and out of view

Also, since the original info on Threadless is now unavailable, you can learn more about the song here (compilation info is below track list): https://fortlowell.bandcamp.com/album/luz-de-vida-a-compilation-to-benefit-the-victims-of-the-tucson-tragedy

And a wee note to BillBecca: it was released in 2011, so maybe you could update song info and add compilation cover instead of band stage photo. {#Wink}

Excellent song, heard it today for the first time (via Cache feature). Thanks for sifting the gold, RP! {#Heartkiss}
 pinto wrote:

Welcome to the comments section of RP, and that's a nice post on your part.  With practice you'll become much more cynical.  And that's a good thing.

 
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 allemander wrote:
My first comment here. I've been listening in on my iPhone app for a few months now. Today, as I lye in my ENO hammock, which is hung across branches of (and beneath the shade provided by) a single red maple tree in my front yard on this warm, breezy Georgia spring day, this type of music is perfect for the mood, the weather and the moment. Thank you!
 
Welcome to the comments section of RP, and that's a nice post on your part.  With practice you'll become much more cynical.  And that's a good thing.
Really looking forward to seeing these guys for the first time in September at the Haw River Ballroom I'm Saxapahaw, NC.
My first comment here. I've been listening in on my iPhone app for a few months now. Today, as I lye in my ENO hammock, which is hung across branches of (and beneath the shade provided by) a single red maple tree in my front yard on this warm, breezy Georgia spring day, this type of music is perfect for the mood, the weather and the moment. Thank you!
liking it right now

{#Drool}         Oh this is nice, thanks...dreamy...

 


These guys always deserve 7 at least.
 jpdribbler wrote:
Hooray, my first upload to come through!

What makes this great song even more amazing is the fact that Calexico saw fit to release this as an exclusive free track via Threadless.com, where it's still available for download: https://www.threadless.com/mp3s/AbsentAfternoon.mp3

The corresponding blog entry is also worth checking out, as it includes a note by Calexico's Joey Burns: https://www.threadless.com/news/409504/Calexico_s_exclusive_track_for_Bird_Migration
 
Most unfortunately no longer there... Beautiful track. Calexico at their best. Thanks for this
Lovely and haunting, as is all music Calexico.
 bindi wrote:
Where do you find a copy of this amazing tune?
 
Be sure to read the comments, 5 and 7 back from where you asked (also, the first comment).
Where do you find a copy of this amazing tune?
I first heard Calexico on a collaboration with Iron and Wine. I never thought I would find a band I loved more than Iron and Wine, but these guys are great. He has such a good voice.
...where was this track released, other than the direct download?..it's new to me...

Not bad but I was on 60/60 prior to this and that tied my record for 10's in a row.  Oh well all good things...
I like this, thanks for sharing!
Cheers and thanks for sharing!
Made my night.
 
jpdribbler wrote:
Hooray, my first upload to come through!

What makes this great song even more amazing is the fact that Calexico saw fit to release this as an exclusive free track via Threadless.com, where it's still available for download: https://www.threadless.com/mp3s/AbsentAfternoon.mp3

The corresponding blog entry is also worth checking out, as it includes a note by Calexico's Joey Burns: https://www.threadless.com/news/409504/Calexico_s_exclusive_track_for_Bird_Migration
 

Thanks for sharing, lovely song I'd never heard of before.
 jpdribbler wrote:
Hooray, my first upload to come through!

What makes this great song even more amazing is the fact that Calexico saw fit to release this as an exclusive free track via Threadless.com, where it's still available for download: https://www.threadless.com/mp3s/AbsentAfternoon.mp3

The corresponding blog entry is also worth checking out, as it includes a note by Calexico's Joey Burns: https://www.threadless.com/news/409504/Calexico_s_exclusive_track_for_Bird_Migration
 
Thanks jp...I did not know this existed and I thought I was aware od "all things Calexico"!
And thanks to Bill at RP too!!

Hooray, my first upload to come through!

What makes this great song even more amazing is the fact that Calexico saw fit to release this as an exclusive free track via Threadless.com, where it's still available for download: https://www.threadless.com/mp3s/AbsentAfternoon.mp3

The corresponding blog entry is also worth checking out, as it includes a note by Calexico's Joey Burns: https://www.threadless.com/news/409504/Calexico_s_exclusive_track_for_Bird_Migration