"Cryptacize is former Kill Rock Stars artist, Nedelle Torrisi, plus Chris Cohen of The Curtains/ex-Deerhoof and Michael Carreira. Mythomania is their second album - out now on Asthmatic Kitty. Cryptacize deals in the unforgettable melody, the forsaken chord and the extravagant sentiment."

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone (aka Owen Ashworth) released two albums earlier this year -- a singles collection, Advance Base Battery Life, and his fifth LP, VS. Children, both on Tomlab. "Old Panda Days," from the former, and "Optimist vs. The Silent Alarm," from the latter, are posted above.

Ashworth is currently on a summer-long North American tour, which has been fleshed out with a full schedule, listed below. He'll be playing Friday, July 3rd at the Market Hotel with Katie Eastburn and tourmates Cryptacize.

Unlike his recent European tour, which featured CFTPA as a four-piece band, these Casiotone dates will be solo. Sets will include "selections from Vs. Children & Advance Base Battery Life plus reworked olden times CFTPA classics in solo formation."

Cryptacize's new album Mythomania was released on April 21st. Three tracks off that album, and one made "mini", are available for free above. Buy it HERE.

Ashworth (Casiotone) recently posted a Myspace note about his tour plans for the fall, with info on how you can get him to play your town. That's posted below, with all tour dates and a selection of videos from his June 27th tourstop in KY, and some Cryptacize videos, below...

Owen Ashworth on June 9th, 2009

I would just like to let you know that I am already planning a September-time supplementary addendum tour of Midwestern cities that I wasn't able to fit into the summertime tour schedule. Later in the year, I am hoping to also do an additional supplementary addendum tour of Southern states that did not fit into the summer tour or the September supplementary addendum tour. If you would like me to come play a show in your town, and particularly if you would like to help set up a show in your town, please write to me at I swear I am not trying to be a jerk to anyone's city or state. There are simply more places than I am able to fit into one big tour. Thanks for your understanding, and I encourage your comments and emails.

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - New Year's Kiss - Skull Alley 6/27/09

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Ice Cream Truck - Skull Alley 6/27/09

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Optimist Vs. The Silent Alarm - Skull Alley 6/27/09

Cryptacize "Mythomania" commercial

Cryptacize: Cosmic Sing-a-long

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - 2009 Tour Dates
6/29/09- Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
6/30/09- Atlanta, GA @ 529 (529 Flat Shoals Ave) /+
7/01/09- Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 /+
7/02/09- Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Chapel /+
7/03/09- Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel /+ &
7/04/09- Fireworks
7/05/09- Keene, NH @ EF Lane Hotel /+
7/06/09- Cambridge, MA @ TT The Bear's /+
7/07/09- Montreal, QC @ Il Motore /+
7/08/09- Toronto, ON @ The Boat /+ *
7/09/09- Grand Rapids, MI @ DAAC /+
7/10/09- Chicago, IL @ The Hideout /+
7/11/09- St Paul, MN @ Turf Club /+
7/12/09- Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium /+
7/13/09- Driving driving driving
7/14/09- Seattle, WA @ Healthy Times Fun Club /+ ^
7/15/09- Portland, OR @ The Artistery /+
7/16/09- Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret /+ #
7/18/09- Anacortes, WA @ What The Heck Fest 2009
7/20/09- Driving driving driving
7/21/09- San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill %
7/22/09- San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Art Center (1010 Broad St) %
7/23/09- Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo %
7/24/09- San Diego, CA @ The Casbah %
7/25/09- Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space %
7/26/09- Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture %
7/27/09- Driving driving driving
7/28/09- Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive %
7/30/09- Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
7/31/09- Iowa City, IA @ Public Space One
> w/ Lineland & Animal Hospital
/+ w/ Cryptacize
& w/ Katie Eastburn
* w/ Mantler
^ w/ Ribbons
# w/ No Kids
% w/ Concern

CFTPA - 2009 European Tour Dates
Aug 06 Gask Artfest Kutna Hora
Aug 07 Stanica Zilina
Aug 08 Off Festival Myslowice
Aug 11 Pleasure Brussels
Aug 12 Steinbruch Duisburg
Aug 13 Nancyhalle Karlsruhe
Aug 14 IVI Frankfurt
Aug 15 JZ Friesenstrasse Bremen

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