Calexico, the Tucson, Arizona-based band has been described as
"eclectic indie rockers sprinkled with desert dust".
core members, Joey Burns and John Convertino have long called upon
an extended range
of musical influences - Portugese fado, 50's
jazz, gypsy, 60's surf, country twang and dark indie rock -
blending them together so distinctly that they have almost become a
of their own, sometimes called "desert noir."
Since the band formed
in 1996, they have recorded seven studio
albums, including last years critically acclaimed Algiers. They've
also recorded a variety of collaborative EPs, live albums,
soundtrack songs and scores with artists including Iron and Wine,
Neko Case, My Morning Jacket, Amos Lee, Willie Nelson, and Nancy