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Calexico

Formed 1996.
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Calexico - Glastonbury highlights

Highlights of Calexico's set on the Park stage at Glastonbury 2013.

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Biography

Calexico is a Tucson, Arizona-based Americana / Tex-Mex / indie rock band. The band's two main members, Joey Burns and John Convertino, first played together in Los Angeles as part of the group Giant Sand. They have recorded a number of albums on Quarterstick Records, while their 2005 EP In the Reins recorded with Iron & Wine has reached the Billboard 200 album charts. Their musical style is influenced by traditional Latin sounds of mariachi / conjunto / cumbia / Tejano music and also the Southwestern United States country music as well as '50s-'60s jazz and '90s-'00s post-rock, and they have been described by some as "desert noir" or indie rock. The band is named for the border town of Calexico, California.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Algiers

    Algiers 2012

    Reviewed by James Skinner
    Calexico have lost none of their power to evoke and enthral.
  2. Review of Carried To Dust

    Carried To Dust 2008

    Reviewed by Dennis O'Dell
    Calexico are back on track. Cause for celebration, indeed.
  3. Review of Garden Ruin

    Garden Ruin 2006

    Reviewed by Chris White
    Calexico have cast aside their familiar mariachi brass and pedal steel atmospherics in...
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