Algiers by Calexico
Joey Burns and John Convertino of Tucson Arizona’s alt-country band Calexico have played music together for over 20 years. Algiers is their first release in four years, as well as their first for The ANTI-label (home of Tom Waits, Mavis Staples and Joe Henry).
The track ‘Para’ epitomises the Calexico sound and builds slowly with a big brass crescendo. Calexico continue meld their West Coast roots with Latin infusions to great effect.
Michael Awosoga-Samuel is a bookseller and music specialist at Readings Carlton.