Califone Debuts Video For “Movie Music Kills a Kiss” – Tour Starts Jan. 5

Califone recently released a string of excellent videos: a voyeuristic apartment building tumble for “Frosted Tips,” a live 11-minute version of “Bells Break Arms,” “We are a Payphone” directed by Amber Benson (BtVS) and Angela Bettis, and now a haunting video for “Movie Music Kills a Kiss.” Directed by and featuring Angela Bettis and Rutili himself, “Movie Music Kills a Kiss” is a 96 frames per second, one take, one shot film describing the dreamlike love and destructive arc of a relationship between a man and a woman and possibly the aftermath of some unseen event. 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.”

Califone’s Stitches won year-end praise from Aquarium Drunkard, who called it one of their top albums of 2013, saying, “…Stiches is songwriter Tim Rutili’s ode to being away from home, of finding connecting threads in disparate places. Califone’s blend of delta blues and the avant-garde is on full display, but Rutili grafts in unexpected touches: the AM pop of ‘We Are a Payphone,’ a full-bodied rock & roller with ‘Frosted Tips.'” Stitches also made Cokemachineglow’s Top 30 Albums of 2013 list, who called it “their most immediately satifying album yet.”

Califone will tour North America for the next two months, first with The Luyas and then with William Tyler as support. A full set of dates is listed below.


01/05/14 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar w/ Little White Teeth
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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