Published Aug 15, 2013Arizona rock band Calexico have spent the past two decades perfecting their blend of Americana and mariachi, culminating in their seventh album, 2012's Algiers. We met up with lead singer/guitarist Joey Burns and bassist Ryan Alfred in Toronto's Mod Club to perform a song from the album.
Burns and Alfred performed a stripped down version of Algiers closing track "The Vanishing Mind." While the studio version features horns, slide guitar, and drums, this version manages to capture the song's beauty with merely a guitar, upright bass, and two vocalists. Watch the performance below.
Filmed and edited by Matt Bobkin
Audio by Nash Bussieres