Califone / Insect Courage
Album: Insect Courage   Collection:General
Artist:Califone   Added:May 2016
Label:Future Oak Record Co.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-05-29 Pull Date: 2016-07-31
Week Ending: Jul 31 Jul 24 Jul 17 Jul 10 Jul 3 Jun 26 Jun 12 Jun 5
Airplays: 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 29, 2017: The Library
Tripped On Your Cape
4. Aug 03, 2016: The Library
Tripped On Your Cape
2. Feb 22, 2017: Reckless Burnin'
Easter 82
5. Jul 30, 2016: Narnia
Tripped On Your Cape
3. Aug 04, 2016: The Library
Tripped On Your Cape
6. Jul 28, 2016: The Library
Tripped On Your Cape

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2016-05-22
Decayed Americana. Tim Rutili's first release as Califone in over three years is a mini-album, recorded at home with Michael Krassner (Boxhead Ensemble) and Joe Westerlund (Megafaun, Grandma Sparrow). This is the sound of American musical traditions—blues, folk, country, rock, and then some—thrown into a garbage compactor and reconstituted in mysterious, elliptical, bewitching forms. Rutili, who's been making music as Califone for nearly 20 years (and led Red Red Meat before that) is an American master of the junkyard and the oblique. He could sing his grocery list and it would sound like the coolest thing anyone had ever uttered. And his music seems to be getting prettier with time. Favorites: 1, 4, 5. No FCCs.

1. *(5:06)—Slow. Sin Ropas cover. Bluesy, twangy, laid-back, with very nice gang choruses. Fades into the next track.
2. (2:21)—Mid-tempo. Noisy, rocking, jagged.
3. (2:00)—Instrumental. Slow fingerpicked guitar, piano, crickets.
4. *(5:34)—Slow, pretty, melancholy. Peter Gabriel cover. Plucked banjo. Ambient outro with firework sounds.
5. *(3:22)—Mid-tempo country blues. Nice ambient sounds. “The moon's an empty cradle tonight / Just a thought about it shakes the trees.”
6. (3:12)—Instrumental. Trippy, droning, almost jazzy, with muffled drums.

Track Listing
1. Tripped On Your Cape   4. Mother Of Violence
2. Burn The Sheets. Bleach The Books   5. Easter 82
3. Insect Courage #14   6. Insect Courage #33