Calexico

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Calexico is a Tucson, Arizona-based Americana, Tex-Mex, indie rock band. The band's two main members, Joey Burns and John Convertino, first played together in Los Angeles as part of the group Giant Sand. They have recorded a number of albums on Quarterstick Records, while their 2005 EP In the Reins recorded with Iron & Wine has reached the Billboard 200 album charts. Their musical style is influenced by traditional Latin sounds of mariachi, conjunto, cumbia, tejano, as well as country, jazz, and post-rock. The band has been described by some as "desert noir",[2] and is named for the border town of Calexico, California.

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Algiers
 
Algiers is the seventh studio album from Tucson, Arizona indie rock/Americana band Calexico, released on 11 September 2012.The album's name comes from Algiers, New Orleans, which is where the album was recorded.
Carried to Dust
 
Carried to Dust is the sixth studio album from Tucson, Arizona indie rock/Americana band Calexico, released September 9, 2008.
Feast of Wire
 
Feast of Wire is the fourth studio album by American indie rock band Calexico.
In the Reins
 
In the Reins is a joint EP by Calexico and Iron & Wine, released by Overcoat Recordings on September 13, 2005.

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Calexico: The Thread that Keeps Us
  –  February 15, 2018
And, fortunately, that restlessness and desire to constantly tweak and even radically alter their sound is one of several traits that make them one of the most consistently creative and enduring bands treading that line between pop and Americana. Calexico ...
Take comfort in Calexico
  –  February 13, 2018
On the track “Flores y Tamales,” Jairo Zavala — one of the band’s many multi-instrumentalists — sings in Spanish, mixing a cumbia rhythm with mariachi horns. These genre fusions and experimental sound combinations provide Calexico’s unique ...
Calexico brings the Latin grit with 'The Thread That Keeps Us'
  –  February 12, 2018
Calexico is one of them, and now ... from the accordion to the scratchy violin to the mariachi basslines. If that’s not your thing, that’s a shame because those are definitely some of the album’s best parts. That’s not to say that the more ...
Calexico: The Thread That Keeps Us
  –  February 5, 2018
For more than 20 years now, Calexico has owned the desert-rock landscape with a subtle combination of Arthur Lee and Love-esque psychedelia meets mariachi meets country-rock. That sound has made for a robust catalog, one that’s been vastly underrated as ...
Music reviews: Calexico, Khari Wendall McClelland, Zimbamoto and Zaki Ibrahim
  –  January 29, 2018
Particularly the sound of the band Love, whose songs they’ve covered and who were also prone to include elements of mariachi horns and twang in its sound. For album number nine, it appears that Calexico stepped past that and set up camp in the Troubadour ...
Music reviews: Calexico, Khari Wendall McClelland, Zimbamoto and Zaki Ibrahim
  –  January 29, 2018
For album number nine, it appears that Calexico stepped past that and set up camp in the ... Flores y Tamales gets it all right with an easy shuffling conjunto rhythm and Spanish lyric. Overall, this is the first time that this group sounds like its ...

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