Califone Score Damaged Romance With 'Movie Music Kills a Kiss' Video

Tim Rutili-led outfit on the cusp of touring for 'Stitches' LP

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Kyle McGovern

Califone are about to embark on a North American tour in support of their seventh album, last year's Stitches. But first, the rootsy Chicago outfit have shared a third music video promoting the LP. Following clips for album cuts "We Are a Payphone" and "Frosted Tips," the latest visual scores Stitches opener "Movie Music Kills a Kiss."

Directed by frontman Tim Rutili, the dusky video offers a single-shot, slow-motion look at a surreal moment: A woman (played by Angela Bettis, who previously directed the "We Are a Payphone" video) stealing and smashing Rutili's guitar.

"Movie music can add or subtract emotional weight or fool you into thinking nothing is something and something is nothing," Rutili says in an official statement. "Movie music really can kill a kiss."

Watch the clip above, and scroll down for Califone's upcoming tour dates.

Califone tour dates:

January 5 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
January 6 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar *
January 7 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel *
January 9 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
January 10 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
January 11 - Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl *
January 22 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center ^
January 23 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon ^
January 24 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown ^
January 25 - Columbia, MO @ Mojo's ^
January 26 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway ^
January 28 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar ^
January 29 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement ^
January 30 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern ^
January 31 - Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at The Crofoot ^
February 1 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall ^

* = w/ The Luyas
^ = w/ William Tyler

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