From Sam Prekop's Pitchfork guest list:
"Favorite New Songs of the Past Year:
Califone: "Spider's House"
I think it's completely awesome. It's kind of a new trajectory for them in some ways. I had never detected those sort of Beach Boys chords and progressions; it was nice to hear that filtered through their sound."
(As an aside, has anyone noticed that e-stalking for Califone news is way more interesting than doing... whatever the hell it is they're supposed to be doing? I totally should've made this band my thesis topic, not health issues among hog farmers in North Carolina. My research would be so top-notch if that were the case...)