A House All on Fire
Previous indie bands have hinted at a fusion of post-rock/slow-core and the kind of cosmic rural jamming the Dead mastered in 1972 and '73, but only Maquiladora have truly explored the concept. A House All on Fire is both spacey and earthy; it's the product of both desert nomads and barroom habitues. This creeping music could only have come out of three guys who live in Southern California, by the border, near vast expanses of sun, ocean and desert. This is a record to get utterly lost inside of.