Thursday, December 18 2008
It did seem -- perhaps because of the genre's traditional real-world concerns -- like a lot of the year's best Americana releases sensed the storm clouds gathering.
Tuesday, September 16 2008
In a business that is dominated by both the hyper-commodification of artistry and the lazy emphasis on marketing and artifice rather than imagination and creativity, Calexico’s “just play” approach is like the whisper of another era.
Friday, April 15 2011
These deluxe reissues of great albums fail to shed new light on Calexico or their music.
Monday, February 2 2009
When the band kicks into full-gear and those horns full of mariachi flourishes and adventure blast forth, it can make you imagine whole vistas unfolding in front of you.
Tuesday, October 14 2008
By the end of the night we’ve heard a pretty good variety of material: Ghostly Mark Knopfler-esque shuffles, dubious salsa, and even the odd glacial noise-storm.
Wednesday, September 10 2008
Calexico return to the dusty Southwest - and, triumphantly, to their absolute best - on their sixth studio album
Wednesday, April 12 2006
Garden Ruin sounds a bit like Calexico followed their muse out into the uncharted desert as far as they could, and then returned to town to shower, shave, reflect, and stock up on supplies