ALBUM RELEASE // Califone’s ‘Stitches’ Out Today, Touring Through October

After playing a fantastic Labor Day in-store at Nashville‘s iconic record store Grimey’s yesterday, Califone‘s new album, Stitches, is finally out today in stores and online!

Stitches is the band’s 7th album, a followup to 2009’s All My Friends Are Funeral Singers, and the band’s first completely made outside Chicago. Califone’s Tim Rutili explains that the writing and recording began in Southern California and then finished the album in Arizona and Texas saying “those dry landscapes and beaches and hills and shopping malls all made it into the music”. Enchanting, complex, and emotionally driven songs will satisfy diehard fans while bringing new fans to Califone’s established sound and storied history.

You can get Stitches on iTunes, Amazon, your local record store, and from SC Distribution.

Read more below for buy links, early reviews, and upcoming Living Room Show tour dates and dates with Richard Buckner.

The first critics have weighed in on Stitches:

When Califone’s trademark electronic glitches, blips and fizzles enter and mirror Rutili’s intention to “cut the connection, just to stitch it together again, again, again,” music and lyrics achieve ideal symmetry; the music heals wounds to make scars


The album glows with the city’s [Chicago’s] biting winds, warm metro lamps, and edgy structures

NINA CORCORAN for dig Boston

Often near-skeletal in their sparseness yet still richly orchestrated, these tracks retain Califone’s compelling air of mystery



9/03 | Atlanta, GA – Living Room Show
9/04 | Athens, GA – Living Room Show
9/05 | Knoxville, TN – Living Room Show
9/06 | Charlotte, NC – Living Room Show
9/07 | Raleigh, NC – Living Room Show
9/08 | Richmond, VA – Capital Ale House *
9/09 | Charlottesville, VA – The Southern *
9/11 | Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Cafe *
9/12 | Arlington , VA – IOTA Club & Cafe *
9/13 | Wilmington, DE – World Cafe Live at The Queen *
9/14 | Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live Upstairs *
9/15 | Brooklyn , NY – Littlefield *
9/17 | New Haven, CT – Cafe Nine *
9/19 | Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall *
9/20 | Boston, MA – Museum of Fine Arts, Boston *
9/21 | Burlington, VT – Living Room Show
9/22 | Rosendale, NY – Living Room Show
9/23 | Buffalo, NY – Living Room Show
9/24 | Ypsilanti, MI – Living Room Show
9/25 | Indianapolis, IN – Living Room Show
9/26 | Downers Grove, IL – Living Room Show – SOLD OUT
9/27 | Milwaukee, WI – Living Room Show
10/01 | Denver, CO – Living Room Show
10/02 | Colorado Springs, CO – Living Room Show
* = w/ Richard Buckner

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todays shows

A Place To Bury Strangers
Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern

Washington, DC - 9:30 Club  w/ Jennifer Castle

Marlon Williams
Wellington, NZ - Old St. Paul's

Ryley Walker
Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall  w/ Jose Gonzalez

The Tallest Man on Earth
Stockholm, SE - Cirkus

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