- Released: May 22, 2001
- Label: Quarter Stick
CMJ - 5/28/01, p.11
"...Fully conveys a widescreen vision of the duo's take on the future of American roots music..."
- 1.Sonic Wind - (Instrumental mix)
- 2.Crystal Frontier - (Widescreen version)
- 3.Untitled III - (Two Loneswordsmen remix)
- 4.Chanel #5
- 6.Crooked Road and the Briar
- 8.Hard Hat - (remix)
This is an Enhanced CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia files.
Calexico includes: Joey Burns, John Convertino.
Additional personnel includes: Jacob Valenzuela (trumpet).
Engineers: Naim Amor, Ben McQuillen, Joey Burns.
On Even My Sure Things Fall Through, Tucson's Calexico compiles eight European B-sides, remixes, covers, and other unreleased tracks, as well as three CD-ROM videos. Such albums often come off as hastily compiled and shoddily sequenced, but Calexico's attempt at a rarities release is surprisingly coherent. From the then-unreleased opener, "Sonic Wind (Instrumental Mix)," to the elegantly lush remake of American Music Club's "Chanel No. 5," the 45-plus minute EP manages to showcase wonderfully the band's deserted desert songs, Tex-Mex music, and arid roots rock. And while diehards may more fully appreciate having these hard to find titles all on one domestically released album, Even My Sure Things Fall Through should prove to be a mini treasure trove for new Calexico fans as well. ~ Jimmy Draper