Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Art of the Cover - Calexico's "Carried To Dust" (2008)

a lovely ;piece of idiosyncratic art adorns another great Calexico collection.

Carried To Dust, which again features intoxicating the band's trademark magical mergings of various southwestern American musical styles,was released through Touch & Go Records.

Carried To Dust was recorded in the group's hometown of Tucson, Ariz. at Wavelab Studios with producer Nick Luca (of Neko Case, Iron & Wine etc fame).

Singer/guitarist Joey Burns and fellow band founder and drummer John Convertino recorded the album with steel guitarist Paul Niehaus, bassist Volker Zander and multi-instrumentalists Jacob Valenzuela and Martin Wenk, who've been band members since 2003's Feast Of Wire.

Carried To Dust features a guest appearance from Iron & Wine's Sam Beam, who has collaborated with Calexico numerous times since appearing on their In The Reins EP.

Other guests include bassist Doug McCombs of the legendary Tortoise, and Iowa singer/songwriter Pieta Brown, among others.


1. Victor Jara's Hands
2. Two Silver Trees
3. The News About William
4. Sarabande In Pencil Form
5. Writer's Minor Holiday
6. Man Made Lake
7. Inspiracion
8. House of Valparaiso
9. Slowness
10. Bend to the Road
11. El Gatillo (Trigger Revisited)
12. Fractured Air (Tornado Watch)
13. Falling From Sleeves
14. Red Blooms
15. Contention City

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