Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Calexico "Feast of Wire" (2003)

2003 seems to be a sweet spot in Calexico's development.  They are still firmly entrenched in a regional sound, with nods to their earlier existence as the band providing the soundtrack to imaginary Westerns.  But by 2003 their sonic palette has widened, showing more jazz & electronic elements.  A bit of pop has been added to the mix as well.  They sound a bit like Los Lobos' younger brothers, less dependent on blues structures, but clearly from the same neighborhood.

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