Califone recently completed a score for the upcoming PBS mini-series The Calling, which airs on December 20th and 21st. Watch the trailer above and clip below, and you will hear a score that is unmistakably Califone, their psychedelic blues-folk providing the subtle soundtrack. Find out more info about the mini-series at The Calling website.
All My Friends Are Funeral Singers, Califone’s most recent album opens with a deconstruction called “Giving Away The Bride.” Deep gutteral tones open the song like some lost leviathan rising from the depths. Slowly more elements are introduced often distorted to begin with, but slowly shaking off the murk and muck as the song progresses. Three minutes in a piano finally breaks through like the sun peaking out from behind the clouds. It’s simple and understated, but cast against the other elements of the song the piano rings with stark clarity, creating a juxtaposition of deep and infinite beauty. Today we’re happy to share a new video for “Giving Away The Bride.” Directed by Amy Cargill, the video weaves together a carefully edited collage of test signals, grainy video clips, animations, textures, sculptures, shapes and patterns. Once again, simple elements are activated in such away that they move beyond their normal limitations and given a purpose greater than their individual parts.
For those of you in the Bay Area, Califone will be taking up residence there in October. October 16-17 Califone will be participating in the Mill Valley Film Festival (specific show times and details TBA) and October 18 Califone will perform at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco.
It has screened at Sundance, SXSW, and the Sarasota Film Festival. Now All My Friends Are Funeral Singers is out on DVD and available for you to enjoy in your own home! Directed by Califone’s Tim Rutili, the film was created in conjunction with the band’s album of the same name, and features original music by Califone.
Buy the DVD HERE or watch the trailer and see stills from the film HERE. Read about the plot of All My Friends Are Funeral Singers after the jump, or on the film’s website HERE.