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Format: CD
Sku: 208938891
UPC: 036172010820
UPC 14: 00036172010820
Release Date: 9/9/2008
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Victor Jara's Hands ~ Calexico
2. Two Silver Trees ~ Calexico
3. News About William, The ~ Calexico
4. Sarabande In Pencil Form ~ Calexico
5. Writer's Minor Holiday ~ Calexico
6. Man Made Lake ~ Calexico
7. Inspiracion ~ Calexico
8. House of Valparaiso ~ Calexico
9. Slowness ~ Calexico
10. Bend To the Road ~ Calexico
11. El Gatillo (Trigger Revisited) ~ Calexico
12. Fractured Air (Tornado Watch) ~ Calexico
13. Falling From Sleeves ~ Calexico
14. Red Blooms ~ Calexico
15. Contention City ~ Calexico

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Calexico: Jacob Valenzuela (vocals, trumpet, vibraphone); Martin Wenk (whistling, accordion, trumpet, French horn, omnichord, vibraphone, glockenspiel, background vocals); Paul Niehaus (electric guitar, baritone guitar); Volker Zander (upright bass, electric bass); Joey Burns.
Muze PNote Personnel: Amparo S nchez, Pieta Brown (vocals); Bo Ramsey (guitar, electric 12-string guitar); Nick Luca (electric guitar, vibraphone); Douglas McCombs (electric guitar); Craig Schumacher (lap steel guitar); John Convertino (banjo, marimba, drums, cowbells, guiro, shaker, tambourine); Michael Fan (violin); Chris Schultz (drum machine); Sam Beam (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Chris Schultz; Craig Schumacher.
Muze PNote Recording information: WaveLab Studio, Tucson, AZ.
Muze PNote Photographer: Corey Rusk.
Muze PNote After 2006's GARDEN RUIN, which downplayed the last half of Calexico's portmanteau name considerably in favor of an alt-folk sound much more in line with their occasional collaborators, Iron and Wine, CARRIED TO DUST is a strong return to the classic Calexico sound. Joey Burns and John Convertino infuse their largely acoustic indie rock songs with Ennio Morricone-style spaghetti western climaxes, mariachi horns, flamenco guitars, and other evocative sounds of the American Southwest. One difference is a newfound political sensitivity, best heard on the powerful opener, "Victor Jara's Hands," in honor of the Chilean poet and political activist tortured and murdered by henchmen of his country's brutal military junta in 1973. Another highlight is "El Gatillo (Trigger Revisited)," a complete reworking of a song that first appeared on 1998's THE BLACK LIGHT. CARRIED TO DUST is available as a digital download, a standard CD, and a vinyl LP.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Collateral
Muze Music Compilations Lunatico
Muze Music Compilations I'm Not There (Soundtrack)
Muze Music Compilations Friday Night Lights
Muze Music Compilations I Am the Resurrection: A Tribute to John Fahey
Muze Music Compilations Tijuana Sessions 3

Associated Artists and Works

Arcade Fire
In the Reins ~ Iron & Wine
Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/09/2008
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2008
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : Qs108pr
Music Label Name Label : Quarterstick
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00036172010820

Professional Reviews

Spin (p.114)
- 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Bouncing from South American political icons to snowy Russian cities, CARRIED TO DUST's songs travel a trail that seems carved out of ancient echoes."

Alternative Press (p.153)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "[M]ost of DUST's tracks have a cinematic quality, from the haunting strings of the shockingly Simon And Garfunkel-esque 'The News About William' to the full-blown mariachi vibe of 'Inspiracion'..."

Magnet (p.102)
- "Burns and Convertino have swapped sincere-yet-simplistic politics for mysterious, discursive travelogues and brought back the mariachi horns and twangy desert guitars."

Mojo (Publisher)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "This time the desert noir instrumentals are back and as captivating as ever, ranging from spaghetti western to orchestral."

Blender (Magazine)
- 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his Arizona six-piece makes music about drifing from crumbling dance halls to off-the-grid cantinas, all richly evoked by Ennio Morricone guitars, mariachi horns and pedal steel."

Paste (magazine)
- "CARRIED TO DUST is all wide-open spaces....Journeying infuses most of the album, from 'Bend to the Road' to haunting closer 'Contention City'....This one is a beauty from start to finish."

Clash (magazine)
- "Central track 'Man Made Lake' tells the whole story -- poetic, beautiful and with that familiar Mexican sound to it."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Calexico
Product attributeLabel:   Quarterstick
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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