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RELEASE // Loftus ‘Loftus’ Gets Reissued With Vinyl Pressing On Jealous Butcher Records

On July 9th a mostly unheard gem in the early experimental 1990′s indie-rock world will be reissued with a first time pressing on vinyl. Before Califone, band members Tim Rutili and Ben Massarela, were in a group called Red Red Meat which joined members of Rex and Bundy K. Brown to form Loftus. The group recorded the self-titled album at Ben’s truck stop, a still functioning truck weight stop. About the rather odd recording process, Tim said, “Bundy put all our names into a hat; he’d pick three names and we’d improvise.” Eventually Bundy would turn the lights back on and they would stop, later building those sessions into full songs.

This very special reissue of the original CD is a vinyl release (pictured above) which is limited to 521 number copies on either red or clear vinyl and can be pre-order HERE prior to the July 9th release date.

LISTEN // Califone Premieres Title Track “Stitches” Off New Album Out September 3rd

Califone just dropped the title track to their new album Stiches, a followup to their 2009 release, All My Friends Are Funeral Singers. Stitches comes out September 3rd and you can check out the album cover and track list below. New to Califone? Get acquainted with this great YouTube playlist and Spotify playlist we made of some of their essential tracks! Califone tours a handful of dates starting in Chicago on June 28th and the rest of the dates can be found here.

Track Listing:
1. Movie Music Kills A Kiss
2. Stitches
3. Frosted Tips
4. Magdalene
5. Bells Break Arms
6. moonbath.brainsalt.a.holy.fool
7. Moses
8. A Thin Skin of Bullfight Dust
9. We are a Payphone
10. turtle eggs/an optimist

TOUR ALERT // Califone Want to Play in Your Living Room – Invite Them Over


Hello friends far and wide. Califone want to play in a living room near you, so let’s make it happen. Yup, they are looking for spaces to play throughout April, May and June. Have an idea or want to bring them to your place? Send an email to califone@undertowmusic.com with YOUR ADDRESS / PHOTOS OF LIVING ROOM / “CALIFONE LIVING ROOM SHOW” & name of your CITY in the subject line. MAKE SURE YOU READ THIS POST & CONTRACT before you submit – cool? Deadline for submissions is February 26 and the tour routing is listed below. Read the rest of this entry »

Jealous Butcher Reissues Califone’s ‘Sometimes Good Weather Follows Bad People’ on Vinyl


Happy Friday! Jealous Butcher have announced they will reissue Califone’s Sometimes Good Weather Follows Bad People with a planned release date of November 6! Originally the album was a CD-only release. How the times have changed! The album is now available as an expanded double LP edition, along with new artwork. Four previously unreleased songs from the final Red Red Meat recording sessions are also featured on the new reissue. Order your copy fast >>> the first 300 copies are on translucent light blue vinyl!

WATCH: New Video for Bill Fay’s “This World”

Premiering today at Stereogum, the new video for Bill Fay’s “This World” features Super 8 film projected onto faces of people, a combination of both strangers to and friends of the director. Bill’s labelmate and long time fan, Califone’s Tim Rutili, directed the video, commenting, “thinking about making images for this music triggered faces and memory. It made me want to stare into a stranger’s eyes.” To add ease to the up-close filming, Rutili asked participants to talk about their very first childhood memory. You’ll notice a cameo of Jesus Lizard’s David Yow. Watch above.

Bill Fay’s Life Is People came out last week and has since received numerous rave reviews from fans and critics alike! Check it all out at Any Decent Music, who has compiled a great list for your reading pleasure. You can order your copy from SC Distribution!

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