Califone | Artist

Califone | Artist

Tags: Era_1990s, Gender_Male, Genre_Folk, Genre_Psych, Origin_USA, Type_Artist

Califone is an American experimental rock band formed 1997 in Chicago, Illinnois, by Tim Rutili (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Ben Massarella (drums, percussion), Brian Deck (drums, percussion, keyboards) and Tim Hurley (drums, percussion, bass, keyboards). After numerous lineup changes and departures, the band continues as Tim Rutili's solo project. The band is named after Califone International, an audio equipment manufacturer, and their sound is a combination of blues-rock and experimental music, with inspiration drawn from early American folk music, pop, as well as electronic and groups like Psychic TV. Rutili states that each album is individually thematic, being inspired by stories, dreams, and silent era films. Their work has been critically acclaimed and they have released nine studio albums to-date. Standout albums include Roomsound, Quicksand/Cradlesnakes, Roots & Crowns and All my Friends are Funeral Singers. Their 2020 release Echo Mine is the soundtrack for a dance performance work of the same name.

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Featured Albums: Califone

Related Artists: Freakwater, Red Red Meat

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