Calexico - Carried to Dust (2008)

calexico is a band from tucson, arizona mislabeled by pretty much everyone ever as an "indie-rock" band. their music is more of a folk influenced alt-country-ish rock kind of thing one would expect to listen in a robert rodriguez film. think of chingon (kill bill) and los lobos (from dusk till dawn), that's kind of the mood but not exactly the music. it's a pretty awesome band. anyways, this is their latest album released last year. opening track, "victor jara's hands" is one kick-ass song.


PS. what do you think of the blog's new image? kawaii?

12 Responses so far.

  1. liking the new header, not sure about the white background

  2. Tropolist says:

    Everything is awesome except the background color. Especially with the font color (which I love), a dark background would work great.

  3. Aldrenean says:

    Yeah, I'm gonna have to go with a darker background. Though keep the contrast up, it was really hard to read the tags and stuff on the last color scheme.

  4. Paul says:

    I love the white background, just my two cents though.

  5. tokyo sex says:

    yeah, i love it too. it's just a change, we need to get used to... ¬¬ besides, a darker background just don't match pfff

  6. Aldrenean says:

    I'm fine with a light background, but white is a bit boring IMO. However, more importantly, can we get either underlines or a different font color for links? You like to link bits of sentences so it's easy to miss multiple links.

  7. jc says:

    white background wad the only that really worked with the new header. grey or green looked like geocities website. and i am thinking about the links thing

  8. Aldrenean says:

    What about a side-to-side gradient from dark green to white, such that all text is on white and the green is just a sidebar thing? I mocked up a quick concept in GIMP:

  9. Charles says:

    Its all good, but did you consider a cream color for the BG? The horizontal fade is a pretty cool idea too. Maybe if it faded in from both sides instead of just one and if the green was a bit softer, say a creamy green. Creamy green fading to a cream background? Plain Cream would be cool too.

  10. jc says:

    k let me see what i can do

  11. Weston says:

    Ditto what Charles said ^

  12. Weston says:

    Also, very good album btw. I will have to get all of this band's work!

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