KEXP Suggests – Calexico

Joey Burns & John Convertino at Jackpot Records in Portland
Photo Courtesy of Jason Sherrett

Last month Calexico was in town promoting their impressive new album. We were lucky enough to grab them for an in-studio performance before they headed out on a massive North American and European tour! Here’s a little about Garden Ruin

“This Arizona band led by Joey Burns and John Convertino dramatically revamps their sound to stunning effect on their 5th album. While their previous albums were heavily weighted with atmospheric instrumentals, vocals are a prominent part of every song here. The mariachi horns and other south-of-the-border sounds that spiced their previous releases are deemphasized (though not entirely absent) in favor of an expansive folk-rock sound that places the focus squarely on the songs. And what songs they are – beautifully crafted, with lyrics often touching upon political and social issues, but using telling, evocative imagery rather than settling for ham-fisted diatribes, many of them rank with the finest of the band’s career.” – Don Yates

Visit the KEXP Live Performances Archive to listen to the exclusive in-studio performance from Calexico 4/14/2006 – (WMA, REAL)

Calexico also performed at one of our Behind Closed Doors performances with Iron & Wine. Listen to this exclusive performance from Iron & Wine with Calexico on 10/22/2005 from The Tripple Door here in Seattle – (WMA, REAL)

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One Comment

  1. Jennifer
    Posted May 10, 2006 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    It’s nice to see Calexico getting recognized as the great band that they are!

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