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Classic Album Review: Calexico | Even My Sure Things Fall Through

The Tucson outfit showcase their wide-open ambience, dusty grit & moody beauty.

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This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Who They Are: The Tucson, Ariz., duo whose eclectic, desert-dry sound reflects their pan-cultural southwestern environs — a combination of Mexican mariachi guitars, spaghetti western twang, Americana, surf and noirish jazz.

What You Get: Eight audio tracks including outtakes from last year’s Hot Rail album, B-sides, a cover of American Music Club’s Chanel No. 5, and a track remixed by Two Lone Swordsmen. Also, three CD-ROM videos for the tunes Crystal Frontier, The Ballad of Cable Hogue and The Black Light.

Why You Should Get It: First, because all the cuts are superlative examples of the band’s wide-open ambience, dusty grit and moody beauty. Second, because the videos add a new dimension to the songs. Third, because it’ll tide you over until Robert Rodriguez puts out the soundtrack for his next chapter in the El Mariachi saga.