Garden Ruin

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Calexico
Garden Ruin

[ Spunk! Records / CD ]

Release Date: Thursday 31 January 2013

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"the dustbowl atmosphere, a wealth of exotic influences and Joey Burns' heartbreaking vocals ensure this remains a special album” - Music Week

Fans of Calexico have already come to expect the unexpected from Tucson, Arizona residents Joey Burns and John Convertino, from their dusty, lo-fi debut SPOKE (1996) to the noir-infused dramatic power of THE BLACK LIGHT (1998), the breakthrough, mariachi madness of HOT RAIL (2000), to their hugely successful most recent album, FEAST OF WIRE (2003), which flirted with ambient electronica and Gil Evans-infused jazz, charting in 14 European countries.

GARDEN RUIN is the band's fifth album. It is where Calexico fill those dusty, empty landscapes they've long documented with a big, big sound. Taking full advantage of the rockin' Calexico live band, the record distils its multicultural roots, the input of a producer, new domestic arrangements, international affairs, broadening horizons, developing ambitions and changing scenery. It's not your average Calexico album, but then again, it never is with this band.

The album was produced by JD Foster (Richard Buckner, Nancy Sinatra, Laura Cantrell, Marc Ribot and Richmond Fontaine)

"the dustbowl atmosphere, a wealth of exotic influences and Joey Burns' heartbreaking vocals ensure this remains a special album”
- Music Week

"They create an iconic road-movie soundscape, which crosses borders and cultures, picking up characters and instruments along the way”
- The Independent (reviewing a 2006 concert)

"Burns's new lyrical direction represents one of the richest, most promising veins to be found in Calexico's new direction”
- PopMatters.com

Tracks:

1. Cruel
2. Yours And Mine
3. Bisbee Blue
4. Panic Open String
5. Letter To Bowie Knife
6. Roka (Danza De La Muerte)
7. Lucky Dime
8. Smash
9. Deep Down
10. Non De Plume
11. All Systems Red