Califone: Roomsound



  • US $23.99  

  • Release Date 14 October 2016
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Double Vinyl LP
Dead Oceans

Includes bonus LP with previously unreleased tracks plus an etched side 4.

Califone’s debut album, ‘Roomsound’, was originally self-released in April of 2001.

‘Roomsound’ covers the same rustic, slightly ramshackle back forty that Tim Rutili has been ploughing through since his previous band Red Red Meat, only this time the tilled bedrock unveils the most vividly coloured, luring crop of songs Rutili has ever harvested.

The sleepy, country-blues picking and autumnal backwoods melodies are accented with striking splashes of electronic tone colour, obsolete keyboards and off-kilter percussion.

Lyrically, ‘Roomsound’ penetrates the breath of pirates, poison apples at a tango contest and the waiting room between death and canonization where missionaries have quit and 19th Century prostitutes have been rescued for all the wrong reasons.

Masterfully produced by Brian Deck, the album is vaulted far beyond the sum of its parts.

‘Roomsound’ is a hauntingly unique and distinctive record of crafted and sculpted beauty.


  1. Trout Silk
  2. Bottles And Bones (Shade And Sympathy)
  3. Fisherman's Wife
  4. Porno Starlet Vs. Rodeo Clown
  5. Tayzee Nub
  6. Slow Rt. Hand
  7. St. Augustine (A Belly Full Of Swans)
  8. Wade In The Water
  9. Rattlesnakes Smell Like Split Cucumber
  10. New Black Tooth
  11. Mittens (4 Track Version)
  12. Stanza VIII
  13. Cluck Old Hen
  14. Wade In The Water (4 Track Version)
  15. Silver & Gold