Chicago indie rock experimentalists Califone have a sweeping cinematic sound that utilizes a broad sonic and stylistic pallette that stretches from raw, rural country to dense urban cacophony.
Which makes them an ideal band to lend their live musical performance to a film. What sets “All My Friends Are Funeral Singers” apart from the pack of musicians who have conjured up live soundtracks to films is that Califone singer-guitarist-bandleader Tim Rutili wrote and directed the feature-length film.
In other words, Califone’s music was custom-made for the movie. Or is it the other way around?
Whichever, it’s a hand-in-glove perfect fit.