Califone Unveil Their First New Album in Seven Years

Hear three tracks from the upcoming 'Echo Mine'
Califone Unveil Their First New Album in Seven Years
At long last, cult indie heroes Califone are coming back into our lives with a new album. The record is called Echo Mine, and it will arrive on February 21 via Jealous Butcher Records.

The album marks the first from Tim Rutili and co. since 2013's Stitches, and it doubles as a score to a dance piece by Robyn Mineko Williams.

Right now, you can already hear three tracks from the album: "Romans," "Bandicoot" and "Snow Angel V2," the latter of which has been fit with a video.

In a statement, Rutili explained Echo Mine like this, comparing the upcoming record to their beloved 2001 record Roomsound:

The movement and the music started together and grew together, like two clear entities. At times totally intertwined and at other times bouncing off one another, sort of like reflections. But, somehow, always connected and listening.

Ben Massarella, Brian Deck and I worked in a way that felt like a return to home; Brian handling the engineering, electronics, drums and overall sound of the piece, Ben adding percussion, feel, essential textures and colors. I felt like my job was to hover over all of it like a moth. Find melody in everything. Leave openings for everyone to work at the top of their creativity. We made our album,
Roomsound, in much the same way (almost 20 years ago). Three of us in the studio — Be humans. Play together as much as possible. A good feel beats perfection every time. Add other musicians to add other voices and other colors, to do the things we can't do.

You can now pre-order Echo Mine.

Check out the tracklist to Echo Mine below, where you'll also find a few upcoming U.S. dates from Califone and those three album tracks.

Echo Mine:

1. Romans

2. Bandicoot

3. Night Gallery / Projector

4. Howard St & The Beach Nov 1988 After 11

5. Flawed Gtr

6. Echo Mine

7. Carlton Says: Find It. It's Still There

8. Snow Angel V1

9. By The Time The Starlight Reaches Our Eyes

10. Snow Angel V2

Tour dates:


02/27 Ojai, CA - Greater Goods

02/28 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill (Noise Pop)

02/29 Los Angeles, CA - Hi-Hat

03/14 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios

03/15 Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern