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


— 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

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:

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


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


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.


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,