Sunday, August 19, 2007

Calexico Back Home in the States

Having spent the summer touring Europe, Calexico has returned home. Before heading off to Europe, however, they found time to get into the studio and record "TOOLBOX," a 14 track instrumental album that they sold on the tour. You can also pick it up at the Calexico Store. No word so far on a follow up to 2006's "Garden of Ruin." While we are waiting here are a few track to hold you over (much of which and even more is available for download from eMusic using their free trial offer.

Hair Like Spanish Moss
Just a beautiful piece put together with layer upon layer of instruments. Even if you haven't been a Calexico fan in the past, you should give this one a listen

All The Pretty Horses
Taken from the compilation, "At The Crossroads: A Benefit For Homeless Youth"

Ocean of Noise (Arcade Fire Cover)
This is the B-Side to Arcade Fire's Intervention Single

All Systems Red (Acoustic Version)
A gorgeous acoustic take on one of the best tracks from "Garden of Ruin"

He Lays in the Reins
Taken from the Iron & Wine collaboration, "In the Reins"

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Anonymous said...

I really like Calexico's version of Ocean of Noise. When I first saw it listed on your site, I wasn't even going to click on the link, but my curiosity got the best of me. I LOVE Arcade Fire's original version, but I was pleasantly surprised that this cover was actually good. Thanks for sharing.