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Casiotone for the Painfully Alone Annouces November Tour!

posted Nov 10, 2008, 10:23 AM by Vu Nguyen
From Team Clermont

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone Tours the Rust Belt This November!


In support of the just-releasedTown Topic EP, original soundtrack to Laurel Nakadate's debut film "Stay The Same Never Change," Casiotone For The Painfully Alone announces new November tour dates with guest Concern.


11.12.08 - Toledo, OH- Woodchuck's
11.13.08 - Mt. Pleasant, MI - Rubbles
11.15.08 - Toronto, ON- 6 Nassau St
11.16.08 - Montreal, QC- Zoobizarre
11.18.08 - Burlington, VT- The Bakery
11.19.08 - Albany, NY- Valentine's
11.20.08 - Rochester, NY- Bug Jar
11.21.08 - Pittsburgh, PA- Modern Formations
11.22.08 - Cleveland, OH- Beachland Tavern
11.23.08 - Chicago, IL- Hideout

Check out the video for The White Corolla!


The Town Topic EP consists of thirteen instrumental pieces, book-ended by two vocal tracks. “Ice Cream Truck,” combines Mr. Softee jingles, cicadas and trunk-rattling bass from passing cars to tell the story of criminal-minded kids who go joy-riding in a stolen ice cream truck. “Green Cotton Sweater (version),” features blown-out drum machine rhythms, clattering pianos, and loads of vintage amp abuse. Other stand-out tracks include “Town Topic (instrumental),” easily mistaken for the backing track of a long-lost Patsy Cline hit, and “Nashville Parthenon (instrumental),” which re-imagines the original electro arrangement as a lovely and minimalist electric piano lullaby.

Portland, Oregon's Concern is the solo musical endeavor of Gordon Ashworth (also known for the project Oscillating Innards). Utilizing acoustic instruments in unorthodox, highly resonant methods, Concern builds tonally rich and subtly detailed compositions that explore the potential within acoustic tones, obscured fidelity and minimal harmonies.