Calexico's sound shifts like the desert sand

The band Calexico
The band Calexico (MPR Photo/Derrick Stevens)

The Tucson-based band has been around since the mid-90s, forming in the wake of the Friends of Dean Martinez and Giant Sand. Its line-up always includes founders Joey Burns and John Convertino but, as one of its hallmarks, the band often shifts personnel and collaborates with other bands such as Iron and Wine.

The band stopped by The Current to chat with Steve Seel about their musical direction.

Songs performed: "Cruel," "Bisbee Blue" and "Roka."

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