• califone Quicksand / Cradlesnakes (double LP, £18.95)

    label: Dead Oceans

    In the Summer of 2002, Tim Rutili and the rest of Califone had just come out of a busy year that included touring with ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’-era Wilco and collaborating with Issac Brock’s alter ego project, Ugly Casanova. With new creative energy unlocked the band began work on the follow-up to their breakout full-length debut, ‘Roomsound’. The result, the much celebrated ‘Quicksand / Cradlesnakes’, brims with earned confidence.  Here, Califone began to master the mix of blues, country and technical glitchery so oft-referenced today, all the while creating something timeless. ‘Quicksand / Cradlesnakes’ is rugged and elegant, dark and optimistic, familiar and entirely new. In a word it is beautiful.  Deluxe reissue includes many previously unreleased tracks.

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