sep 9 2012

Review: Calexico


¤ Artist: Calexico

¤ Album: Algiers

¤ Release: September 10th

¤ Judge says: 5/7 Kentuckyseven’s

¤ Best song on: Splitter

I´ve always been hooked on Calexico. Their dusty stuff mixed with a bottle of caramba. A lonely guitar in love with the mariachi, a folk-country band who never holds their corner. Desert noir.

Algiers, the sixth album from Joey Burns´ and John Convertino´s band, is recorded in New Orleans. The town made the album, a rebirth for these mavericks. I like the way Calexico makes an effort, stretches out and write pretty spectacular songs.

It´s easy listening for the wicked.

Nov 21 2011

Review: Calexico


¤ Artist: Calexico

¤ Title: Selections from Road Atlas 1998-2011

¤ Release: Today November 21, 2011 via City Slang

Calexico is a true Kentuckysevenband. Based in Tucson, AZ, the band mix their Southwest-sound with everything good in the world. It´s always for real and never easy.

During the past 14 years the band have self-released eight tour CDs. They will now hit the public eye, and on top of it all the band have picked out 16 songs on this ”greatest”-compilation. Makes me wanna stay indoors, next to the stereo, all winter long.

We got country, americana, indierock, and jazz – sometimes all in one song. It´s instrumental cowboysongs, the band saddle up and head onto the prarie. It´s a perfect introduction to Calexico, or a daring distraction to the studioalbums. Either way – this is drugs to my ears.

Listen to this beautiful lullaby, All The Pretty Horses.

Or this sweet song, Glowing Heart Of The World.

6/7 Kentuckyseven´s.