28 – 30 Jun 2013, Worthy Farm, Pilton
Calexico
Calexico
Sat 29 Jun 2013 The Park Stage
Southern Serenade

Bringing the sounds of Southwestern USA to the South West of England is Arizona's Calexico. The Tuscon based collective's lyrical imagery and tex-mex americana can transport the listener to a world far away from the valleys of Somerset. With Calexico in full flow, your festival falafel turns taco and the green fields around you become an arid dustbowl, where the faint blend of pedal-steel and mariachi serenade you in the baking sun.

The band was formed in 1996, when Joey Burns and John Convertino put their experiences playing together in previous bands, Giant Sand and The Friends Of Dean Martinez, together with their shared love of Latin music and American Country together to create debut album Spoke.

In the ensuing years the group have mixed surf rock, jazz, country and post-rock to form an uncountable number of collaborations, most notably with Iron & Wine on In the Reins, and nine studio albums, including the soundtrack to 2011 Brendan Gleeson film The Guard.

Calexico shaped their early career on their live reputation and noting has changed in the seventeen years since. Those willing to take the journey in the deep south are in for a treat.

Bringing the sounds of Southwestern USA to the South West of England is Arizona's Calexico. The Tuscon based collective's lyrical imagery and tex-mex americana can transport the listener to a world far away from the valleys of Somerset. With Calexico in full flow, your festival falafel turns taco and the green fields around you become an arid dustbowl, where the faint blend of pedal-steel and mariachi serenade you in the baking sun.

The band was formed in 1996, when Joey Burns and John Convertino put their experiences playing together in previous bands, Giant Sand and The Friends Of Dean Martinez, together with their shared love of Latin music and American Country together to create debut album Spoke.

In the ensuing years the group have mixed surf rock, jazz, country and post-rock to form an uncountable number of collaborations, most notably with Iron & Wine on In the Reins, and nine studio albums, including the soundtrack to 2011 Brendan Gleeson film The Guard.

Calexico shaped their early career on their live reputation and noting has changed in the seventeen years since. Those willing to take the journey in the deep south are in for a treat.

Set List on The Park Stage on 29 Jun 2013 at Worthy Farm, Pilton

Across the Wire
Splitter
Minas de Cobre
Inspiration
Maybe on Monday
Black Heart
Crystal Frontier
Sunken Walls
Alone Again Or
Puerto
Sinner in the Sea
Guero Canelo
Walls Come Down