Video: Califone – “Funeral Singers”
New video from Califone featuring footage from All My Friends Are Funeral Singers, the feature film that Tim Rutili wrote and directed. Starring Angela Bettis. It’s a cool acoustic song. Not sure about the Moonies up in the attic with the goofy wallpaper though…
The album’s out now on Dead Oceans.
Here’s what the press release says about the movie:
Primary songwriter and vocalist Tim Rutili’s artistic endeavors stretch beyond music and include the creation of surreal short documentaries, music video and film scores. He makes his directorial debut with All My Friends Are Funeral Singers. The screenplay for the film, also written by Rutili, draws on the same themes and inspirations as the album, and many of the songs were written at the same time and contain the same images and characters. The movie centers around a fortune teller named Zel (played by respected cult actress Angela Bettis) who lives in an old house crowded with ghosts, including a priest, a bride, a mute child, some washed up vaudvillians and a noisy, sight-impaired group of musicians (Califone), among others. The film will be submitted to film festivals in early 2010.
Califone Tour Dates
12/03/09 Seattle, WA – Husky Union – University of Washtingon
12/04/09 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
12/05/09 Portland, OR – The Mission Theater
12/07/09 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
12/09/09 Los Angeles, CA – Hammer Museum