The southwest Americana of Calexico's Garden Ruin was just the thing for summer evenings this year, wasn't it? But you know what? Listen again: It works just as well as summer slips into fall. These songs have a kind of lazy urgency, the anxiety at the edge of a season. It's still warm, but we know those days are running out.
Calexico, Live in studio at Minnesota Public Radio's The Current, 9-28-2006 (mp3s):