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September 19, 2013

Califone's "Stitches" Is the Coolest Not-Really-a-Music-Video Ever

 

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Califone (Credit: John Adams)

It's somewhat necessarily flown under the radar, but Chicago-based experimental rockers Califone are playing a small "living room" show this Saturday, September 21, at Angioplasty Studios in Burlington. (We've been asked not to divulge the precise location of the studio, since seating is limited. But if you're interested you can email the Angio folks for details.)

Anyway, Califone has a new record out on Dead Oceans called Stitches. In tandem with the release of that record, the band has unveiled a nifty audio-visual experiment that melds their music with the collective consciousness of the entire internet — or at least a whole bunch of Tumblr blogs. The result is a pseudo- music video that culls images from the Tumblr blogs of fans, set to the album's title song, "Stitches."

The cascading sequence of pics is never the same twice, meaning the video is unique every time you see it — which for us has been nonstop for about the last 45 minutes or so.

Check it out here, with the understanding that you'll likely disapppear down a rabbit hole for a bit — and also that, since it's Tumblr, you may see some naked lady bits. And for a more conventional example of the band's music, watch the video below.

  

 

 

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