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Calexico's Joey Burns on the band's new album and where they got their name




Joey Burns, singer of the US rock group Calexico, performs at the Way Out West music festival in Gothenburg, Sweden, on August 15, 2009.
Joey Burns, singer of the US rock group Calexico, performs at the Way Out West music festival in Gothenburg, Sweden, on August 15, 2009.
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With roots in Southern California and the South West, for more than a decade now, Calexico has been releasing albums that are as at home in the desert as they are along the coast. Their latest, "Edge of the Sun" is out now and they're playing on July 7th in Los Angeles.

Founding member Joey Burns stopped by to talk to Alex Cohen to talk about how the band got their name, their musical influences and what he hopes his daughters get out of the songs that he writes with them in mind.

If you'd like to hear the entire interview, click on the audio link embedded at the top of this post.