Carried to Dust

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Carried to Dust
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 9, 2008
GenreAlt-country, Americana, Tex-Mex, indie rock, indie folk
Length45:05
LabelQuarterstick Records
ProducerJoey Burns, John Convertino
with Craig Schumacher (co-producer)
Calexico chronology
Garden Ruin
(2006)
Carried to Dust
(2008)
Algiers
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. ClubB[2]
ChartAttack4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media(8.3/10)[4]
PopMatters8/10 stars[5]
Spin3.5/5 stars[6]
Tiny Mix Tapes3.5/5 stars[7]
Strange Glue4/5 stars[8]
Twisted Ear3/5 stars[9]
Web in Front(Favorable)[10]

Carried to Dust is the sixth studio album from Tucson, Arizona indie rock/Americana band Calexico, released September 9, 2008. It features a number of guest musicians like Iron & Wine, Tortoise's Doug McCombs, Pieta Brown, and Amparo Sanchez.

Following the release of Carried to Dust, the band toured throughout the United States, the British Isles[11] and Western Europe.[12]

In 2012 it was awarded a gold certification from the Independent Music Companies Association,[13] which indicated sales of at least 75,000 copies throughout Europe. As of 2009 it has sold 26,000 copies in US. [14] In France it has sold 4,570 copies. [15]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Víctor Jara's Hands"3:19
2."Two Silver Trees"3:49
3."The News About William"2:47
4."Sarabande in Pencil Form"0:39
5."Writer's Minor Holiday"3:09
6."Man Made Lake"3:00
7."Inspiración"3:34
8."House of Valparaíso"2:46
9."Slowness"3:35
10."Bend to the Road"3:17
11."El Gatillo (Trigger Revisited)"3:07
12."Fractured Air (Tornado Watch)"3:15
13."Falling from Sleeves"1:20
14."Red Blooms"3:23
15."Contention City"4:16

Written by Joey Burns (1-6,8-15), John Convertino (3-6,10,11,13,15), John Burns (2,3,6,14), Jairo Zavala (1), Jacob Valenzuela (7).

Personnel[edit]

  • Joey Burns – vocals, guitars, bass, cello, keyboards, accordion, percussion, vibraphone
  • John Convertino – drums, percussion, piano
  • Paul Niehaus – steel guitar, guitars
  • Jacob Valenzuela – trumpet, keyboards, vibraphone, vocals
  • Martin Wenk – trumpet, guitar, keyboards, accordion, glockenspiel, vibraphone (occasionally harmonica & French horn)
  • Volker Zander – standup bass, electric bass

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[16] 55
US Billboard 200[17] 98
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[18] 9
US Tastemakers (Billboard)[19] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ The A.V. Club review Archived September 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ ChartAttack review Archived October 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Pitchfork Media review Archived September 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ PopMatters review
  6. ^ Spin review
  7. ^ Tiny Mix Tapes review
  8. ^ Strange Glue review
  9. ^ Twisted Ear review Archived September 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Web in Front review
  11. ^ [1] Daily mail Article Retrieved on 18 March 2010
  12. ^ [2] Casa de Calexico. Retrieved on 18 March 2010
  13. ^ http://www.impalamusic.org/node/163
  14. ^ https://books.google.hr/books?id=IJymRIZcaBoC&pg=PT7&lpg=PT7&dq=carrid+to+dust+calexico+nielsen+soundscan&source=bl&ots=k8yRaJHNuw&sig=yFD7E2VcUBcquuKD583x4KSVhgQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi257DBk4LWAhVD1xQKHek-Ce0Q6AEIKzAB#v=onepage&q=carrid%20to%20dust%20calexico%20nielsen%20soundscan&f=false
  15. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20131015093549/http://infodisc.fr/Ventes_Album08.php
  16. ^ "Calexico". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  17. ^ "Calexico - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  18. ^ "Calexico - Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  19. ^ "Calexico - Tastemakers". Billboard. Retrieved November 17, 2017.

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