Monday, March 27, 2006

Calexico In-Store @ Amoeba Records

In the past year of getting to know Calexico's work,
I haven't been let down. After falling in love with In the Reins, accumulating my own arsenal of their recordings, and finally enjoying their highly-acclaimed live show, Calexico have been as reliable to me as UCLA in the final minutes of the fourth quarter.

Calexico is planning to shower me with yet another collection of musical gifts on April 11th when they release their latest intstallment, entitled Garden Ruin. Partly influenced by their recent collaboration with Sam Beam, Garden Ruin is said to take a step away from their usual "Calexico sound;" this was done in order to push their vocals further and rely on actual songs for the band's distinction, rather than the mariachis and horns that have contributed to their signature sound in the past.

Gift-givers that they are, Calexico have planned a handful of instore performances in support of Garden Ruin. Luckily for us, one of these includes a stop at Amoeba Records on Sunset. Time to show some gratitude.

6/12/06 - Amoeba Records @ 7pm (info)

Give Garden Ruin a listen
here.
Read the Pitchfork interview
here.
Download the new track, "Cruel," at Calexico's
Myspace.

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