Tim Rutili & Craig Ross - 10 Seconds to Collapse LPJealous Butcher Records
Vinyl LP pressing. 2018 release. Tim Rutili is the founder and principal songwriter for Califone and Red Red Meat. Craig Ross is a producer, songwriter and collaborator who has worked with Shearwater, Lisa Germano, Spoon, Patty Griffin, Robert Plant, and Daniel Johnston. On their previous effort, 2016's Guitars Tuned to Air Conditioners, songwriters Tim Rutili and Craig Ross built a long-form drone, a study in electricity and tension. Their follow-up LP, 10 Seconds to Collapse takes The Lookout a different tact: it's seven songs employ deconstructed pop melodies, blown-out folk rock, and woozy psychedelia. A true collaboration - Ross and Rutili split songwriting, lyrical, and instrumentation duties - it rings with a melodic complexity befitting it's skewed, sidewise narrative, black comedy rumination about the end of the world, prisons, desert cities, and errant gods.