Archive for the 'Califone' Category

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

On 10 Seconds to Collapse, the new full-length collaboration between Tim Rutili of Red Red Meat/Califone and Craig Ross (Shearwater, Lisa Germano, Spoon, Patty Griffin, Robert Plant, Daniel Johnston), the duo tear down and reassemble a set of compositions evoking folk, pop, and psychedelic rock & roll song forms. The resulting eight-song lp is a […]

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Our first show of 2014 – Aquarium Drunkard presents Califone at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles, Monday, January 6th. The Luyas support. We’re giving away tickets to AD readers. To land a pair, leave your name and your favirote Tim Rutili related album in the comments. Winners emailed by Saturday night; tickets available at […]

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

The sound of Califone has always been tattered: Delta blues grafted to clattering, deconstructed rock ‘n’ roll, synths hovering over buzzing, droning strings. It’s a patchwork of ideas held together by the worn voice of songwriter/sole constant Tim Rutili. But in the case of Stitches, the group’s first proper LP since 2009’s All My Friends […]

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

(Sevens, a new feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) What starts in a daze often ends in clarity. That’s the way things seem to be and that’s the way of “The Orchids,” from Califone’s excellent 2006 album Roots and Crowns. In the same way that Johnny Cash made […]