January 30, 2013 8:31 PM

Timothy Finn | Calexico stays true to its Southwestern roots

You can take Calexico out of the Southwest, but you can’t take the Southwest out of Calexico. Instead of absorbing and resonating with the many musical sounds of New Orleans and Louisiana, where it was recorded, “Algiers,” the band’s ninth studio album, bears the sounds and traits of all that have made Calexico unusual — traits born in the Southwest.

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