Califone

There are many kind of stitches: seams to secure sleeves into armholes ... sutures closing wounds and deep incisions ... loops or crosses of embroidery floss ... a sudden pain in the side. Stitches, the new album from Califone, touches on all these definitions, its episodes of discomfort and healing rendered with exquisite beauty and craftsmanship.

WATCH // Califone Debut Interactive Video for “Stitches” on Tumblr, Start Living Room Tour August 21st

In a unique approach to a music video, Califone worked with filmmaker Braden King and programmer Jeff Garneau using Tumblr to debut a beautiful and haunting interactive video of the new album’s title track “Stitches”. Garneau programmed the video to randomly pull images and animated GIFs from a previously selected set of Tumblr sites to provide a truly distinctive experience every time the viewer watches the video. Head over to Califone’s Tumblr HERE to find and experience the hidden video that Nate Auerbach, Tumblr’s Music Evangelist, calls, “deeper than an album jacket and more intense than a music video, because it is living and breathing.”

Read more about the video below with links to preorder the new album, Stitches, and upcoming tour dates.
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RELEASE // Loftus ‘Loftus’ Gets Reissued With Vinyl Pressing On Jealous Butcher Records

On July 9th a mostly unheard gem in the early experimental 1990′s indie-rock world will be reissued with a first time pressing on vinyl. Before Califone, band members Tim Rutili and Ben Massarela, were in a group called Red Red Meat which joined members of Rex and Bundy K. Brown to form Loftus. The group recorded the self-titled album at Ben’s truck stop, a still functioning truck weight stop. About the rather odd recording process, Tim said, “Bundy put all our names into a hat; he’d pick three names and we’d improvise.” Eventually Bundy would turn the lights back on and they would stop, later building those sessions into full songs.

This very special reissue of the original CD is a vinyl release (pictured above) which is limited to 521 number copies on either red or clear vinyl and can be pre-order HERE prior to the July 9th release date.

LISTEN // Califone Premieres Title Track “Stitches” Off New Album Out September 3rd

Califone just dropped the title track to their new album Stiches, a followup to their 2009 release, All My Friends Are Funeral Singers. Stitches comes out September 3rd and you can check out the album cover and track list below. New to Califone? Get acquainted with this great YouTube playlist and Spotify playlist we made of some of their essential tracks! Califone tours a handful of dates starting in Chicago on June 28th and the rest of the dates can be found here.

Track Listing:
1. Movie Music Kills A Kiss
2. Stitches
3. Frosted Tips
4. Magdalene
5. Bells Break Arms
6. moonbath.brainsalt.a.holy.fool
7. Moses
8. A Thin Skin of Bullfight Dust
9. We are a Payphone
10. turtle eggs/an optimist

TOUR ALERT // Califone Want to Play in Your Living Room – Invite Them Over


Hello friends far and wide. Califone want to play in a living room near you, so let’s make it happen. Yup, they are looking for spaces to play throughout April, May and June. Have an idea or want to bring them to your place? Send an email to califone@undertowmusic.com with YOUR ADDRESS / PHOTOS OF LIVING ROOM / “CALIFONE LIVING ROOM SHOW” & name of your CITY in the subject line. MAKE SURE YOU READ THIS POST & CONTRACT before you submit – cool? Deadline for submissions is February 26 and the tour routing is listed below. Read the rest of this entry »

Booking Agent Contact

USA
Billions - Boche
e: boche@billions.com
w: www.billions.com

Europe/UK:
TOUTPARTOUT - Steven Thomassen
Lazarijstraat 87, B-3500
Hasselt, Belgium
p: 32 (0) 11 25 60 36
f: 32 (0) 11 25 30 2
www.toutpartout.be
e: steven@toutpartout.be

tour dates

09/23/14

Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue  w/ The War On Drugs

09/24/14

Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room  w/ The War On Drugs

09/26/14

Dallas, TX - Grenada Theater  w/ The War On Drugs

09/27/14

Houston, TX - House of Blues  w/ The War On Drugs

09/28/14

Austin, TX - Stubb's Waller Creek  w/ The War On Drugs
See all upcoming shows »

free downloads

Stitches by Califone
Ape-Like by Califone

video

Magdalene
by Califone
We are a Payphone
by Califone
Frosted Tips
by Califone
Better Angels
by Califone
Giving Away The Bride
by Califone
Funeral Singers
by Califone

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