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very happy to share this–
magdaline : video directed and animated by Jessie Stein and Amanda Bonaiuto. Beautiful work. this makes me want to swim. it adds another strange layer to this song and more pictures and colors to the inside of my eyelids every time i sing it. Thanks Amanda and Jessie!

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There are some living room shows coming up very soon. these shows are always up close and personal.i’ll bring some guitars, the fake piano & some gadgets for these shows. should be very different and very cool. some old songs and some new songs. my hands might shake a little. i wont mess your house up.i will feel the feelings and hopefully you will too.
in Chicago I’ll be joined on stage by old compadres and partners in crime Brian Deck, Ben Massarella and Craig Ross. very excited about this convergence of ferocious middle aged gentlemen, film and music .Hope to see you out there.

tour dates
SUN April 20 : Hadley MA :sold out

MON April 21 : Allston MA : tickets/info

TUE April 22 : Brooklyn NY :sold out

WED April 23 : Philadelphia PA : tickets/info

THU April 24 : Baltimore MD :sold out

FRI April 25 : Pittsburgh PA : tickets/info

SAT April 26 : Columbus OH : tickets/info

SUN April 27 : Akron OH : tickets/info

MON April 28 : Cleveland OH : tickets/info

TUE April 29 : Grand Rapids MI : tickets/info

THU May 1 : Chicago IL at First Ward : Califone live film score to Pat O’Neill’s Water and Power
: tickets and info

FRI May 2 : Madison WI :sold out
SAT
SAT May 3 : Milwaukee WI : tickets/info
SAT May 17 : Los Angeles CA : @ the echo with Wooden Indian : tickets/info
SAT June 7 : Madison WI at Yahara Place Park// Marquette Waterfront Festival

get the latest LP – stitches right here* vinyl is better for your brain. truly.

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it’s really easy to miss things. just in case. you might enjoy these:
movie music kills a kiss
frosted tips
we are a pay phone
stitches

east&midwest living room shows / califone live film scoring in chicago

hi, we have some very special shows coming up:

Living room tour
SUN April 20 : Hadley MA : tickets/info
MON April 21 : Allston MA : tickets/info
TUE April 22 : Brooklyn NY : tickets/info
WED April 23 : Philadelphia PA : tickets/info
THU April 24 : Baltimore MD : tickets/info
FRI April 25 : Pittsburgh PA : tickets/info
SAT April 26 : Columbus OH : tickets/info
SUN April 27 : Akron OH : tickets/info
MON April 28 : Cleveland OH : tickets/info
TUE April 29 : Grand Rapids MI : tickets/info

THU May 1 : Chicago IL at First Ward : Califone live film score to Pat O’Neill’s Water and Power
: tickets and info
part of CIMMFEST

FRI May 2 : Madison WI :sold out
SAT May 3 : Milwaukee WI : tickets/info

april&may living room shows – looking for hosts // phx,AZ march 21 w/ wooden indian

califone living room tour in the works:

We’re looking for people to host Califone Living Room Shows in April and May. The cities are not set in stone. Let us know if you live someplace along this general routing. These will be Tim solo shows limited to 40-60 tickets each. more info is right here: http://www.undertowmusic.com/hosts-needed-califone-living-room-tour-april/

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MARCH 13.
TICKETS GO ON SALE MARCH 20.

SUN April 20 – Providence or Boston
MON April 21 – Boston or Connecticut
TUE April 22 – NYC or Brooklyn
WED April 23 – Brooklyn or NYC
THU April 24 – Philadelphia area
FRI April 25 – Baltimore
SAT April 26 – Wash DC
SUN April 27 – Pittsburgh
MON April 28 – Columbus or Cleveland
TUE April 29 – Ann Arbor or Grand Rapids

i’ll bring some guitars, the fake piano & some gadgets for these shows. should be very different and very cool. some old songs and new songs that were never played in front of people. my hands might shake a little. i wont mess your house up. i will feel the feelings and hopefully you will too.

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March 21, 2014 – Phoenix,AZ @ the icehouse :: califone w/ Wooden Indian, DESTRUCTION UNIT, , Los Puchos, Cherie Cherie and North Brother Island -all ages- -
this will be excellent.

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/602005
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if you can’t make it to the merch table we have some very nice tshirts and posters here

stitches LP and other fine califone records here-

thanks! hope to see you this spring!

midwest tour dates – turtle eggs/an optimist

Hello –
Thanks to the folks for coming out to the west coast shows! we had an awesome time playing and meeting you. you are lovely. thank you for the good vibes. we truly appreciate it.
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We’re about to begin a run of shows in the midwest – Here are the dates:

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
all of these shows with William Tyler

info and tickets here: califonemusic.com/shows/

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Here’s a beautiful film called Leaves Blowing in the Wind by our good friend and collaborator Kevin Ford for the final song on stitches – turtle eggs/an optimist .

We’re in the process of making film/video/ visual components for each of the songs on stitches –
Here’s what we got so far:

movie music kills a kiss

frosted tips

we are a payphone

stitches (A groundbreaking ‘music video’ that creates itself by pulling imagery and animated GIFs from the tumblr universe)

more to come very soon —

Califone ‘Stitches’ out now on Dead Oceans – LP,CD,Digital——-
iTunes http://smarturl.it/califone_itunes
// Amazon http://smarturl.it/califone
SC Distribution http://smarturl.it/califone_scd

visit our webstore for tshirts/posters/music

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for more photos of me crying please look here: http://instagram.com/califone_timrutili

we are a payphone – video/ north american tourdates/ other documents and wizardry

Hello!

– Do you have Stitches, our latest califone album?
if you don’t now is the time –

today,12/12/2013, For 24hrs only: Get a digital download of califone / stitches for $3.99: click here-

you can also buy the vinyl & CD version here
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here’s the new video for ‘we are a payphone’ co-directed by Angela Bettis & Amber Benson.
Beautiful simplicity.

here are some tour dates coming up right after the holiday season:
http://www.califonemusic.com/shows/

01/05/14 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
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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live vids–

video – Califone session live at Museum Speelklok, Utrecht
Le Guess Who? festival 29 nov 2013
we played movie music kills a kiss, moses, stitches and bells break arms in an antique music box museum in utrecht.

Watch the immersive, beautiful live video for Califone’s “Bells Break Arms” by AT700 in Santa Fe.
on you tube-
on vimeo

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Win Admission For You and a Guest to amoeba records Green Room Session with Califone on Sunday, 1/5!

We have a few guest spaces for this intimate performance and recording session at Amoeba Music Hollywood on Sunday, January 5th. You’ll need to arrive at Amoeba by 3:45pm.
http://www.amoeba.com/news-contests/contest-361/index.html

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Thanks to all the people that came out to our UK/Europe shows. We had quite a journey. It is always an adventure – some of those shows felt like pure magic. so great to see our old friends out there and meet some new ones. it gets pretty dark and surreal out there sometimes. It’s also truly life affirming and a gift to play this music every night and visit all these places. I think it balances out but I have to admit that I do enjoy the dark surreal terror of constant travel. sometimes as much as the beautiful moments. i’m probably fucked. PS – I read Morrissey’s autobiography while I was on tour. I recommend it. Kind of amazing to read that and visit manchester. yeah…
I have been posting tour pictures here – http://instagram.com/califone_timrutili
and here – http://www.rootcrownarts.com/
have a look.
wishing love & peace to all. thanks,
TR