I first heard Califone ages ago, back when I was in college and my brain was still spongy enough to process copious amounts of music. Over a decade after that, I cold called this guy Tim Rutili to ask if he’d be interested in scoring a short film I made. He agreed, proceeded to compose one of the most beautiful ditties I’ve ever heard, and I’ve been vastly in his debt ever since. This video is my modest way of contributing to that giant karma machine and impressing the pants off the starry-eyed, college-aged me.
Stitches as an album tackles some big ideas, and it seemed necessary to emulate that bigness cinematically. Travis Button, Josh Inch, and Alexandre Naufel all brought their otherworldly talents to realize this sense of scale. Also, that girl dancing with the dog is really pretty, don’t you think?