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