Califone – “Needle In The Hay” (Elliott Smith Cover)

Here's a song that would have sent the indie-rock internet into fits of euphoria had it dropped in, say, 2004. It should still elicit that…
Chris DeVille | May 21, 2020 - 10:53 am

Stream Califone’s First Album In 7 Years, Echo Mine

In the early years of this millennium, Califone were one of the most prolific forces in indie rock. Year after year, the Chicago experimentalists --…
Chris DeVille | February 19, 2020 - 10:36 am

Sylvan Esso & Collections Of Colonies Of Bees – “Funeral Singers” (Califone Cover)

Y'all ever listen to Califone? If not, you should really rectify that immediately. Tim Rutili's deconstructed folk-rock project produced some of the most beautiful and…
Chris DeVille | September 7, 2018 - 10:43 am

Califone – “Slowness”

There are many fine records in the Califone canon, but Tim Rutili's experimental folk-rock project has never sounded more vital than on 2003's Quicksand/Cradlesnakes. So…
Chris DeVille | February 21, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Califone – “Comedy”

Secretly Canadian's anti-Trump charity campaign Our First 100 Days rages on. Super Bowl Sunday's installment was a new Califone track called "Comedy." Over a sighing…
Chris DeVille | February 6, 2017 - 1:17 pm

Red Red Meat – “Idiot Son (Cleversley Version)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Before Tim Rutili was fronting the legendary Chicago experimental folk-rock band Califone and Brian Deck was producing landmark albums like Modest Mouse's The Moon And
Chris DeVille | February 18, 2015 - 1:10 pm

S. Carey & Califone – “Frosted Tips // Glass/Film (Snow Panda Mashup)”

S. Carey and Califone are both auteur-driven Upper Midwestern musical acts that put their own gorgeous, fragile, strikingly modern spins on folksy rock music. They're…
Chris DeVille | September 3, 2014 - 10:00 am

Califone – “Magdalene” Video

Califone, ex-Red Red Meat frontman Tim Rutili's longstanding treasure trove of forlorn, chemical-damaged future folk, will head out on another living room tour soon. To…
Chris DeVille | April 8, 2014 - 11:47 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I didn't do one of these columns last week, since there were almost no music videos. At this point, the music industry has stretched and…
Tom Breihan | January 10, 2014 - 10:59 am

Califone – “Movie Music Kills A Kiss” Video

The rootsy Chicago band Califone gave us their Stitches album last year, and a new video for the album track "Movie Music Kills A Kiss"
Tom Breihan | January 3, 2014 - 10:23 am

Califone – “We Are A Payphone” Video

Califone isn't one for being showy -- even their "interactive" video from earlier this year is a lesson in passivity. The visuals for "We Are…
James Rettig | December 10, 2013 - 12:23 pm

Califone – “Frosted Tips” Video

Califone have released a video for their August-released single "Frosted Tips" and not a single person in the clip has the hair dye atrocity for…
Claire Lobenfeld | November 4, 2013 - 10:31 am

Califone – “Frosted Tips”

Earlier this summer, it was announced that roots-rock experimentalists Califone would release Stitches, their first full-length in four years, in September. When we reported the…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 22, 2013 - 10:31 am

Califone – “Stitches” Interactive Video

The Chicago roots-rock travelers Califone have a new album called Stitches coming soon, and they've taken an unorthodox approach in making the video for the…
Tom Breihan | July 30, 2013 - 10:47 am

Holopaw – “Through ‘Til The Morning (Califone Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Misra Records is celebrating LGBT Pride Month in a really interesting way with this baffling new release from Holopaw (split with Sleeping States). Basically what…
Miles Bowe | June 13, 2013 - 2:34 pm