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NPR Music “Favorite Sessions”:
Calexico on Morning Becomes Eclectic, Sept 30, 2008:
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Recent Press Quotes:
“From opener ‘Victor Jara’s Hand’ to the sunset afterglow of ‘Contention City’, it’s an evocative soundscape.” – The Guardian (UK)
“The best damn thing you hear this year.” – Blurt
“A beauty from start to finish.” – Paste
“Joey Burns and John Convertino’s sonic translations of dust-caked mythologies and hostile sandscapes modernize and polish everyday narratives into gleaming vignettes… Bouncing from South American political icons to snowy Russian cities, Carried to Dust’s songs travel a trail that seems carved out of ancient echoes.” – Spin
“Restraint, skill, rage at injustice and sudden flowering into melody – it’s Calexico’s best formula.” – Dusted
“It may be the band’s best album. It’s an elegantly produced collection of songs, with some wonderfully haunting moments.” – NPR
The new record ‘Carried to Dust,‘ is now out in all territories, on Quarterstick in North America, City Slang in Europe, via Traffic in Japan, and on Spunk in Australia.
So the reviews have been stellar : Record of the month 4 stars (UNCUT), ‘an album of quiet authority and considerable beauty’ 4 stars (Time Out London), “this one is a beauty from start to finish” (Paste) “CALEXICO retrouve les grands espaces de la fiction dans un album lumineux, qui cristallise tous ses talents mÃ©lodiques”. Les Inrockuptibles, France (sound good to us!)
If you are as excited as we are, please check out the series of Calexico video shorts that NPR has posted on their All Songs Considered blog. There are more chapters to come in this love story to Tucson – stay tuned!
An archive of the stream will be available at www.fabchannel.com/calexico_concert and is free for everybody to watch.
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Hear Calexico live on NPR from the Newport Folk Festival on Sunday Aug 3 at 1:20 pm EST!
Calexico are part of a design project, Insound20, that online retailer Insound.com has developed in collaboration with award-winning designer Jason Munn of The Small Stakes. Munn created designs for Calexico, and 18 other bands (including Spoon, The National, Grizzly Bear, Beirut and more) that will be sold as limited edition t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, and silk-screened posters. You can pre-order yours at www.insound.com/insound20.
Insound has also extended a coupon code for you to use and get 10% off your order. To utilize the discount in the next 30 days, you will need to insert one of the following codes at checkout while on Insound20 (depending on which item you purchase):
For Calexico, enter code: insound20clxco