FEAST OF WIRE
this stellar album from 2002 saw calexico move into a minefield entirely of their own.
it got them tagged the ‘tex-mex radiohead’ & was a huge seller across the globe. it contains songs as dramatically different as ‘sunken waltz’ alongside the dark, bleak crescendo of ‘black heart’. "in the hands of a lesser band, all the different sounds calexico explore on ‘feast of wire’ could result in a mish-mash of an album, but fortunately for them & their fans, it's one of their most accomplished & exciting efforts” – allmusic.