Calexico: Splitter

I have been feeling rather nostalgic for California and Nevada over the past few weeks and this led me to the band Calexico. Calexico specialize in desert noir which only partly defines the band music. Their songs are wistful, brooding, and atmospheric. It distinctly evokes the Western states especially the desert surroundings. “Splitter” is one […]

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Balmorhea: BowSprit

I discovered the song after watching the southern gothic show “Rectify” and it fit so perfectly with the series that I had to check out the band. Balmorhea are a post-rock band from Austin, Texas that have been together since 2006. They have released five albums to date. “BowSprit” is a song of intense dynamics […]

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Tom Waits: It’s Over

It’s late at night and I am doing a little writing and just when I feel like I can’t find the perfect song to give me just the right amount of atmosphere I stumbled across this gem. Tom Waits has always and will continue to be an enigma to me. I just can’t figure the […]

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