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WATCH // Califone Shares One-Shot Video for “Movie Music Kills a Kiss”, Tour Starts January 5th



Last year Califone premiered three unique and beautiful videos for songs Frosted Tips, Bells Break Arms, and We are a Payphone. All three came from the band’s 2013 release, Stitches, which the Boston Globe called “Americana at its most haunted” and Pitchfork said “[Stitches] is exactly the sort of Americana record that can act as antidote for what’s happening in the genre right now.”

To ring in 2014, Tim Rutili shares a truly stunning and dreamy one-shot short film at 96 frames per second for “Movie Music Kills a Kiss” featuring Rutili and Angela Bettis in the fourth visual off last year’s album. On the song and visual, Rutili says, “Movie music can add or subtract emotional weight or fool you into thinking nothing is something and something is nothing. Movie music really can kill a kiss.” Watch the slow motion love story above or here on YouTube.

Click read more to see Califone’s 2014 tour dates with The Luyas and then William Tyler starting this Sunday at Soda Bar in San Diego and the past three videos Califone released in 2013.

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CALIFONE’S Tim Rutili Talks to IFC.com About Film Making

Photo by Brian Patrick Cullen
Photo by Brian Patrick Cullen

The Independent Film Channel caught up with CALIFONE frontman Tim Rutili to talk about the process behind his film, All My Friends Are Funeral Singers, set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Read the revealing interview HERE and watch the exclusive clip below.

CALIFONE Sheds Light on New Companion Album and Film

CALIFONE recently sat down with Alison Cuddy at Chicago Public Radio’s program Eight Forty-Eight to perform new songs from All My Friends Are Funeral Singers and talk about the album’s accompanying full-length film. In a two-part series, Califone performs “Funeral Singers,” “Evidence” and “Buñuel.” Listen to the whole interview HERE. Califone is currently on tour in support of All My Friends Are Funeral Singers, and screening the accompanying film in select cities. See all tour dates HERE.

CALIFONE Announces Fall Tour, Premieres Trailer For New Album’s Companion Film

As CALIFONE prepares to release its Dead Oceans’ debut, All My Friends Are Funeral Singers, on Oct. 6, a Fall tour has been set, with the band performing along with the Tim Rutili-directed companion film of the same name on many of the live dates. Those dates will also include a set in which the band dips into its mesmerizing, enviable catalogue. See a full listing of Califone tour dates HERE.

Today, the band premiered the trailer for the film All My Friends Are Funeral Singers, which features actress Angela Bettis and was filmed last spring in rural Indiana. Watch the trailer below.

All My Friends Are Funeral Singers Trailer from Califone on Vimeo.

THESE ARE POWERS Featured In Art World Docu-Comedy Film To Premiere At Tribeca Film Festival

A “Punk-fueled docu-comedy” that tears the business side of the art world apart – sounds about pitch-perfect for a soundtrack featuring the likes of Peelander-Z, The Willowz and Dead Oceans’ own THESE ARE POWERS. The Brooklyn/Chicago band’s song “Easy Answers” leads the list of songs on the soundtrack to filmmaker Michael Sladek’s “Con Artist,” which was recently selected to premiere at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Sladek spoke with indieWIRE about the film HERE.

A bit about the film: “Part probing documentary, part character-driven black comedy, Con Artist examines themes of art, money, celebrity and fakery through the career of Mark Kostabi. A successful art world pariah, Kostabi rocketed to fame and fortune in the 1980s with a gimmick: to mass-produce and sell thousands of paintings per year, conceived and executed not by himself, but by a revolving stable of hired hands. However, his brazen greed, self-promotion and outrageous lampooning of the art industry eventually caused a remarkable fall from grace.”

Visit the “Con Artist” Web site HERE.

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