posted September 12th, 2022

Bill Callahan would like to remake your acquaintance in the new YTI⅃AƎЯ. Right out the gate, he’s standing in two places at once: meeting up with old friends behind the scenes before encountering them on the record, finding himself coming round the bend and then again as someone else on down the line. Like the character actor he played on Gold Record, writing stories about other people, telling jokes about everyone, and in singing them, becoming the songs.

The first preview of YTI⅃AƎЯ is “Coyotes”, whose tempo lifts you up from under the covers with arms outstretched. Callahan reveals the inspiration behind the track:

"Coyotes -- We lived for awhile in a house in the hills. Coyote hills. The coyotes would start their song at dawn. Dawn and dusk were their main appearance times. Our dog would sleep outside sometimes in the morning and our boy was still bite-size. The coyotes would come take notes, edging closer each day. Mornings on the kingsize outdoor daybed. Like a righteous floating tide the coyotes would drift into our world. Predator and prey, blurred. Past and present, blurred. The young, the aged are to be snatched and devoured. Past lives edge in closer to try to speak to us. Current lives eye the past ones like sleeping dogs. And love spans all, that is why the feeling is so deep -- deeper than one lifetime."

On “Coyotes”, the images – of love and living, time passing and mortality, flow with dream logic and swim together in nature’s fishbowl – with us floating in there too, come to find out! Listen to this first dose of YTI⅃AƎЯ and mark your calendars for October 14th.



9/24/22 Woodsist Festival Accord NY

10/29/22 The Far Out Lounge Austin TX

11/1/22 SWX Bristol United Kingdom

11/2/22 Roundhouse London United Kingdom

11/3/22 Brudenell Social Club Leeds United Kingdom

11/5/22 Queen Margaret Union (QMU) Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom

11/6/22 Albert Hall Manchester United Kingdom

11/19/22 Sebastiani Theatre Sonoma CA

11/20/22 Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco CA

11/21/22 Rio Theater Santa Cruz CA

11/22/22 Ojai Deer Lodge Ojai CA

11/24/22 The Poetry Church/Guild Hall San Luis Obispo CA *

11/25/22 Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown CA

11/26/22 The Theater at Ace Hotel Los Angeles CA


*Special Thanksgiving Show

Artists in this story: Bill Callahan