WATCH // Califone Release NSFW “Frosted Tips” Video, Announce New 2014 North American Tour Dates

The first video from Califone‘s new album Stitches was a unique experience for every viewer through the use of its innovative Tumblr backend and now we share another distinct vision from the new album.

Premiering today on Spin, Califone share a cinematic visual for the song “Frosted Tips” directed by Jared Varava. Through a voyeur’s view we see violence, birth, death, and joy all through the windows of an apartment and into the lives of it’s inhabitants. Watch the video ABOVE or here on YouTube.

Click read more to see the director’s thoughts on the video, European dates starting this week until the end of the year and newly announced North American shows starting in Los Angeles in January next year.

Varava says,

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?

TOUR DATES
11/09/13 Prague, CZPilot Club BUY TICKETS
11/10/13 Berlin, DEUrban Spree Galerie BUY TICKETS
11/12/13 Gothenburg, SEPustervik BUY TICKETS
11/13/13 Stockholm, SEDebaser BUY TICKETS
11/14/13 Stavanger, NOFolken BUY TICKETS
11/16/13 Ottersum, NLRoepaen BUY TICKETS
11/17/13 Brighton, UKThe Hope BUY TICKETS
11/18/13 Newcastle, UKThe Cluny BUY TICKETS
11/19/13 Manchester, UKRoadhouse BUY TICKETS
11/20/13 Leeds, UKBelgrave Music Hall BUY TICKETS
11/21/13 Dublin, IrelandWhelan’s BUY TICKETS
11/22/13 Coventry, UKTaylor Johns BUY TICKETS
11/23/13 Oxford, UKAudioscope Festival BUY TICKETS
11/25/13 London , UKLexington BUY TICKETS
11/26/13 Bristol, UKSt. Bonaventure’s BUY TICKETS
11/27/13 Aachen, DEMusicbunker BUY TICKETS
11/28/13 Brussels, BEAutumn Falls @ Botanique BUY TICKETS
11/29/13 Utrecht , NLLe Guess Who? BUY TICKETS
11/30/13 Koln, DEKing Georg BUY TICKETS
12/01/13 Schorndorf, DEClub Manufaktur BUY TICKETS
12/02/13 St Gallen, CHPalace BUY TICKETS
12/03/13 Zurich, CHExil Club BUY TICKETS
12/04/13 Firenze, ITTender Club BUY TICKETS
12/05/13 Bologna, ITLocomotiv BUY TICKETS
12/06/13 Roma, ITInit BUY TICKETS
12/07/13 Osimo/Ancona, ITLoop Live Club BUY TICKETS
12/08/13 Bolzano, ITSudwerk Club
12/09/13 Torino, ITBlah Blah

01/06/14 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Bar*
01/07/14 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel*
01/09/14 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios*
01/10/14 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile*
01/11/14 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl*
01/22/14 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center^
01/23/14 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon^
01/24/14 Omaha, NE – Slowdown^
01/25/14 Columbia, MO – Mojo’s^
01/26/14 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway^
01/28/14 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar^
01/29/14 Columbus, OH – The Basement^
01/30/14 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern^
01/31/14 Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at The Crofoot^
02/01/14 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall^

* = w/ The Luyas
^ = w/ William Tyler

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