Califone - All My Friends Are Funeral Singers - Indie Rock 2LP

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Califone - All My Friends Are Funeral Singers

Label: Dead Oceans
Cat#: DOC028
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 06 Oct 2009
Genre: Rock
Style: Indie Rock


A1 Giving Away The Bride
A2 Polish Girls
A3 1928
A4 Funeral Singers

B1 Snake's Tooth = Protection Against Fever And Luck In Gambling
B2 Buñuel
B3 Ape-like
B4 A Wish Made While Burning Onions Will Come True
B5 Evidence
B6 Alice Marble Gray

C1 Salt
C2 Krill
C3 Seven, Fourteen, Or Twenty-One Knots
C4 Better Angels

D1 Lunar H.

There are many kind of stitches: seams to secure sleeves into armholes ... sutures closing wounds and deep incisions ... loops or crosses of embroidery floss ... a sudden pain in the side. Stitches, the new album from Califone, touches on all these definitions, its episodes of discomfort and healing rendered with exquisite beauty and craftsmanship.

Intimate timbres--garage sale drum machines, slack guitar strings, hushed vocals--offset the album's cinematic inclinations. The listener moves through a landscape of Old Testament blood and guts, spaghetti Western deserts and Southwestern horizons, zeroing in on emotions and images that cannot be glanced over. Motes of dust dance briefly in afternoon sunlight.

Tim Rutili is one of the most underrated singer-songwriters in indie music, and his phrase montages build to create an atmosphere out of the ghosts of America's secret vocabulary. With All My Friends Are Funeral Singers, the band achieves a mature, fully realized project, blending cooling Studebaker radiator syncopation with ball-peen hammer percussion, found noise and odd instruments underpinned by blues-folk string virtuosity and more than a few fine pop hooks.

All My Friends are Funeral Singers is also a 2010 drama/experimental film, starring Angela Bettis and directed by Tim Rutili of the band Califone. The film makes extensive use of the music of Califone, and was released as a companion to the band's album of the same name. The film tells the story of a medium living with a group of ghosts in the house who want to leave. She finds out that the ghosts were trapped by her grandmother.

All My Friends Are Funeral Singers (trailer)

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Califone - Better Angels

(Official Video)

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Califone - Giving Away The Bride

(Official Video)

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Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Dead Oceans