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DOWNLOAD: Califone - Funeral Singers (MP3)

On the set of All My Friends Are Funeral Singers
Califone

Califone, whose latest album All My Friends Are Funeral Singers is due out October 6 on Dead Oceans, has confirmed nationwide tour dates this fall including stops in Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia, among others. The album marks the highly anticipated follow-up to 2006's Roots & Crowns, which The New York Times calls "enthralling." All My Friends Are Funeral Singers is the companion piece to a feature-length film of the same name written and directed by Califone frontman Tim Rutili. In select cities on the upcoming tour the band will incorporate a full-length presentation of the film into the shows, performing a live, interactive soundtrack to the movie.

The Chicago-based band consists of multi-instrumentalists Tim Rutili, Jim Becker, Joe Adamik, and Ben Masseralla. On All My Friends Are Funeral Singers, the band employs a wide range of instrumentation and electronic effects to create a dense collage of sounds. Instruments range from the traditional (guitar, violin, banjo, percussion) to the unusual (optigan, stylophone, baritone ukulele, mbira, thumb piano). Longtime collaborator and producer Brian Deck (Iron & Wine, Gomez, Modest Mouse) says, "Califone have found a sound unlike anyone else, and are able to draw otherworldly sounds from very common instruments."

The NYC show is October 23rd at 92YTribeca (during, but maybe not part of, CMJ), and it is one of the mutlimedia events that will include the film. Tickets are on sale. New song for download above. Full tracklist, cover art, the movie trailer, and all tour dates, below...

All My Friends Are Funeral Singers
Califone

1. Giving Away the Bride
2. Polish Girls
3. 1928
4. Funeral Singers
5. SNAKE'S TOOTH = PROTECTION AGAINST FEVER AND LUCK IN GAMBLING
6. Buñuel
7. Ape-like
8. A WISH MADE WHILE BURNING ONIONS WILL COME TRUE
9. Evidence
10. Alice Marble Gray
11. Salt
12. Krill
13. SEVEN, FOURTEEN, OR TWENTY-ONE KNOTS
14. Better Angels
15. Lunar H.
Califone - 2009 Tour Dates
October 10-11 Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL*
October 13 Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh, PA*
October 14 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH*
October 15 Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY
October 16 Cornell Cinema Ithaca, NY*
October 17 Ukrainian Federation Montreal, QC*
October 18 The Monkey House Winooski, VT
October 20 Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, MA*
October 21 Space Portland, ME*
October 22 Brattle Theater Cambridge, MA*
October 23 92Y Tribeca New York, NY*
October 24 World Café Live Philadelphia, PA
October 25 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, DC
October 26 The Southern Charlottesville, VA*
October 27 The Earl Atlanta, GA
October 28 WorkPlay Theatre Birmingham, AL*
October 29 The Basement Nashville, TN
October 30 Bear's Place Bloomington, IN*
* - denotes a film performance

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Comments (9)

califone and red red meat were just two bands i never could appreciate.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2009 12:57 PM

one word for califone = transcendent.

Posted by anon | September 2, 2009 1:16 PM

October 18 The Monkey House Winooski, VT

thats a sweet venue.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2009 1:23 PM

12:57 - Sure you could never appreciate those bands, but did you ever think about shutting the fuck up about it? I'm just saying.....

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2009 1:51 PM

1:51...yeah, but this is the comments section.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2009 2:31 PM

1:51 - you're right. I was being mean for no reason. I apologize.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2009 5:29 PM

That October 18th spot in VT also has

Sian Alice Group on the bill.

should be rad.

Posted by Nick | September 3, 2009 12:24 PM

5:29...we're still cool.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2009 4:07 PM

Asa Breed doesn't even really sound like anything Herbert's been doing lately.

Posted by louis | October 17, 2009 12:17 PM

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