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Younger Than Yesterday: Nuevo Día

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Calexico’s Jairo Zavala chooses the album that has inspired his life in music.

Part three of our Calexico series of contributions where each band member chooses an album that has inspired them on their musical paths. Next up is Calexico’s Spanish guitarist Jairo Zavala. As well as becoming a touring member of Calexico since the band’s “Carried To Dust” album, Zavala is also a renowned singer-songwriter in his own right through the internationally acclaimed output as DePedro. Jairo Zavala also fronts the Spanish rock and blues acts Vacazul and 3000 Hombres and has collaborated with many acts including legendary Amparanoia and instrumental outfit Los Coronas. DePedro’s self-titled debut LP was recorded in Tucson’s Wavelab Studios and released on Nat Geo Music in 2009, it’s follow-up “Nubes De Papel” was issued the following year while current LP “La Increible Historia De Un Hombre Bueno” (guests including Tony Allen and Calexico) was released in April of this year.

Words: Jairo Zavala, Illustration: Craig Carry

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Nuevo Día : Lole y Manuel, Lole’s amazing voice that transports you to the true emotion that makes you dance with the amazing atmosphere created by the guitar of Manuel.

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Artist: Lole y Manuel
Title: Nuevo Día
Label: Movieplay / Fanomusic
Year: 1975

Tracks: Nuevo Día; Tangos Canasteros; Bulerías De La Luna; Un Cuento Para Mi Niño; La Plazuela Y El Tardón; El Río De Mi Sevilla; Todo Es De Color; Por Primera Vez; Con Hojas De Menta; Sangre Gitana Y Mora.

Personnel: Music, arrangement: Manuel Molina; Bass Guitar: Manolo Rosa; Electric Guitar: Manolo Garrido; Electric Piano: Pepe Marrufo; Flamenco Guitars: Manuel Molina; Lyrics: Juan Manuel Flores; Mellotron: Carlos Carcamo; Producer: Ricardo Pachón; Vocals: Lole Montoya.

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Calexico are touring extensively in Europe this summer, including appearances at Glastonbury, Roskilde, North Sea Jazz Festival and Latitude. New E.P. “Maybe On Monday” features alternate versions of “Maybe On Monday” and covers of The Replacements, The Call and Elvis Costello. The E.P. is available at Calexico’s merch table on tour and officially released on 29 June with digital release available now.

City Slang are currently streaming the “Maybe On Monday” E.P. here.

To check Calexico’s European tour dates please click here.

For all information on Jairo Zavala’s Depedro please click here.

Calexico’s “Algiers” is out now on City Slang (EU) and Anti (USA).

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