Garden Ruin

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This article is about the rock album. For the architectural feature, see Folly.
Garden Ruin
Studio album by Calexico
Released April 11, 2006
Genre Indie rock, indie folk, alt-country, Tex-Mex
Length 40:31
Label Quarterstick
Producer JD Foster
with Joey Burns,
John Convertino
Calexico chronology
Feast of Wire
(2003)
Garden Ruin
(2006)
Carried to Dust
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
The Music Box 3/5 stars link
Being There Magazine 3/5 stars May/June 2006
Pitchfork Media 8.1/10 link
Robert Christgau (dud) link
Sound Generator 9/10 stars(9/10) link

Garden Ruin is the fifth studio album from Tucson, Arizona indie rock band Calexico. It is notable for being the first Calexico album to feature no instrumental tracks, instead relying on a more direct, pop-style approach. Forgoing what has been described as "indie-mariachi", the band took their music in a different direction, and the result is a more straightforward indie rock album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Cruel"   Joey Burns, John Burns 3:59
2. "Yours and Mine"   Joey Burns, John Convertino 2:30
3. "Bisbee Blue"   Joey Burns, John Burns, JD Foster, John Convertino, Dan Coleman 2:48
4. "Panic Open String"   Joey Burns, John Convertino 4:09
5. "Letter to Bowie Knife"   Joey Burns, John Burns 3:06
6. "Roka (Danza de la Muerte)"   Joey Burns 3:42
7. "Lucky Dime"   Joey Burns, John Convertino 2:33
8. "Smash"   Joey Burns, John Burns 3:45
9. "Deep Down"   Joey Burns 4:31
10. "Nom de Plume"   Paul Niehaus, Joey Burns 3:19
11. "All Systems Red"   Joey Burns, John Convertino, JD Foster 6:09
12. "Landing Field" (bonus track) Joey Burns, JD Foster 3:46
13. "Cast Your Coat" (bonus track) Joey Burns 3:46

Musicians[edit]

  • John Convertino - Drums (1-11), Percussion (6), Shakers (10)
  • Joey Burns - Acoustic Guitar (1-11), Electric Guitar (1,3-9,11), Vocals (1-11), Piano (1,8,11), Tambourine (1,3,4), Cello (2), Banjo (3), Wurlitzer (3,7,8), Casio Flute (4), Glockenspiel (4), Shaker (4), Bass (5,9), Backup Vocals (5), Vibes (6), Bass Melodica (7), Organ (9), Accordion (10)
  • Volker Zander - Electric Bass (1,3,6-8,10), Vibes (9)
  • Martin Wenk - Glockenspiel (1), Trumpet (1,3,6), Wurlitzer (3), Nashville Tuning Guitar (3), Electric Guitar (9,11), Banjo (10), Noise (11)
  • Jacob Valenzuela - Trumpet (1,3,6)
  • JD Foster - Nashville Tuning Guitar (1,3), Horn Arrangement (1,6), Electric Guitar (1), Banjo Ukulele (3), Mando Bird (3), Electric Bass (4,11), Sleigh Bells (4), Backup Vocals (5), Fender Rhodes Bass (11)
  • Rob Burger - Hammond B3 Organ (1)
  • Paul Niehaus - Pedal Steel (1,8), Electric Guitar (1,7,9-11), Baritone Guitar (6)
  • Nelzimar Neves - Cello (3)
  • Dan Coleman - Cello Arrangement (3)
  • Naim Amor - Electric Guitar (5)
  • Jelle Kuiper - Shakers (6), Thunder Drum (10)
  • Nick Luca - Hammond B3 Organ (6), Electric Jazz Guitar (7), Reverse Wurlitzer (11)
  • Eldys Isak Vega - Piano (6)
  • Roberto Mendoza - Sound Effects (6)
  • Amparo Sanchez - Vocals (6)

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