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recorded in new orleans, joey burns' and john convertino's sixth album is arguably the most exciting and accessible calexico record to date. it's a fact emphasised by the band's decision to name the album in tribute to the neighbourhood where they worked: algiers. the feel of algiers is recognisably classic calexico, but their style has been revitalised and reborn through the experience of recording in the magical city of new orleans. their work has spoken of dusty deserts and the loners that inhabit them, mixing america's country music heritage with that of a latin persuasion. in other words, it isn't obviously affiliated with the sounds that have made new orleans one of the premiere tourist destinations in the us. the choice of new orleans was largely down to long time collaborator/producer craig schumacher. 'we were talking about wanting to go to europe and record,' burns says, 'but we never get our stuff together in time to make plans that far in advance. so where do you go that is nearby and has a european feel? new orleans.'
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