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Feast of Wire

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Feast of Wire

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Quarterstick

We gave it a B+

These country-rock abstractionists make songs full of Sergio Leone set pieces and Mexicali blues, with random bursts of jazz swagger (”Crumble”) and pop bliss (”Not Even Stevie Nicks…”). Like Marty Robbins and Lydia Mendoza, Calexico’s Joey Burns sees the Mexican-American borderlands as dreamscapes full of beauty and tragedy. Yet even when things look bleak, his group’s mariachi soul will soothe your heart.

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