Carried to Dust

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Carried to Dust
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Studio album by Calexico
Released September 9, 2008
Genre Alt-country, Americana, Tex-Mex, indie rock, indie folk
Length 45:05
Label Quarterstick Records
Producer Joey Burns, John Convertino
with Craig Schumacher (co-producer)
Calexico chronology
Garden Ruin
(2006)
Carried to Dust
(2008)
Algiers
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club B[2]
ChartAttack 4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media (8.3/10)[4]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[5]
Spin 3.5/5 stars[6]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3.5/5 stars[7]
Strange Glue 4/5 stars[8]
Twisted Ear 3/5 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. Title Length
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

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