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Serigio Rodriguez /Route 66 Magazine/ February 28, 2017

The essential Alejandro Escovedo will be touring our country to present the songs of his splendid Burn Something Beautiful 

These are the confirmed dates of an indispensable tour:
Day 15 / Valencia / La Casa del Loco
Day 16 / Cádiz / Edificio Constitución 1812
Day 18 / Badalona / Teatre Principal (Blues & Ritmes Festival)
Day 19 / Zaragoza / Las Armas
Day 20 / Madrid / El Sol
Day 21 / Bilbao / Kafe Antzokia

Alejandro Escovedo 

Burn something beautiful (Distrijazz)

Alejandro Escovedo is an author who transpires honesty in all his works. If we follow his creative line in the last quarter of a century, we can trace his life course quite accurately. And in that time there has been everything. Survivor of some really difficult trances – a hepatitis, or a hurricane on his recent honeymoon, plus a descent into personal hells – his music has been soaked in every way. “Burn Something Beautiful” is his first work in four years, and is a superb photograph of who is Alejandro Escovedo today. Together with Peter Buck (REM) and Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5) he has created thirteen songs that make this work one of the most solid and deepest of his career. And that’s saying a lot of the composer of “A man Under the Influence” or “Street Songs of Love”. The record sounds to Escovedo everywhere , and the band pulsates and vibrates under his baton with unusual vigor. As in their latest installments, the most powerful rock songs, such as the initial “Horizontal”, “Honeymoon” or “Shave the cats”, link perfectly with other contagious choruses like “Heartbeat smile” or “Farewell to the good Times, “and slow, deep themes like the spooky” Beauty and the buzz, “the beautiful” Suits of lights, “” Redemption blues, “or” I do not want to play guitar anymore, “where the emotional component transcends you Ease and elegance only of the great. All with something more joyous celebration of life and serene acceptance of their own mortality, which make “Burn Something Beautiful” one of their works that will last more time. Simply masterful.

Translated Google Spanish to English

Photo: Nancy Rankin Escovedo

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Alejandro Escovedo

Burn something beautiful (Distrijazz)

Alejandro Escovedo es un autor que transpira honestidad en todos sus trabajos. Si seguimos su línea creativa en el último cuarto de siglo, podemos trazar su recorrido vital de forma bastante certera. Y en ese tiempo ha habido de todo. Superviviente de algunos trances realmente difíciles -una hepatitis, o un huracán en su reciente luna de miel, además de un descenso a los infiernos personales-, su música se ha empapado de ello en todos los sentidos. “Burn something beautiful” es su primera obra en cuatro años, y es una fotografía soberbia de quién es Alejandro Escovedo hoy. Junto a Peter Buck (REM) y Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5) ha creado trece temas que hacen de este trabajo uno de los más sólidos y profundos de su carrera. Y eso es decir mucho del compositor de “A man under the influence” o “Street songs of love”. El disco suena a Escovedo por todas partes, y la banda palpita y vibra bajo su batuta con inusitado vigor. Como en sus últimas entregas, la canciones de rock más poderoso, como la inicial “Horizontal”, “Luna de miel” o “Shave the cats”, enlazan perfectamente con otras de estribillos contagiosos como “Heartbeat smile” o “Farewell to the good times”, y temas lentos y profundos como la fantasmagórica “Beauty and the buzz”, la preciosa “Suits of lights”, “Redemption blues” o “I don’t want play guitar anymore”,donde el componente emocional te traspasa con esa facilidad y elegancia propia únicamente de los grandes. Todo con algo más de gozosa celebración de la vida y de aceptación serena de la propia mortalidad, que hacen de “Burn something beautiful” uno de sus trabajos que más perdurará en el tiempo. Sencillamente magistral.

Texto: Sergio Rodríguez