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Callow Plays CMJ Showcase at PaperBox on Saturday, 10/19

“Callow = Band of Horses + Roky Erickson + Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Callow take an alternative historical sonic route of what punk rock would have been had it evolved from The Velvet Underground’s airy slowness rather than their minimalism.” -SLUG Magazine

CMJ Showcase
Saturday, Oct. 19
Paperbox
17 Meadow Street, Brooklyn
4-10 pm, Showcase 6pm
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Experimental rock band, Callow, will play an official CMJ showcase on Saturday, October 19 at Paperbox in support of their upcoming album, Blue Spells (due out Nov. 19). Also on the bill Those Mockingbirds, The Nervous, The Ugly Club, The End of America, and Halocene among others.

Hailing from the San Francisco Bay area, the band has played all over the western half of the country and parts of Canada, and alongside many notable acts including Greg Laswell, Elizabeth and the Catapult, and Night Beats. Callow’s show is mesmerizing, hypnotic, and transcendental. A fan once described them as “magic elves taking people to another realm.” Suspended in primal energy there’s a palpable tension and suspense that transcends the experience into more like a meditation than a rock show.

Listen to the first single, “Strange”, here!

Watch the video for “Strange”, which pairs movement and symbolism to the music to create a tormented, strange experience!



Formed in 2009, Callow is the project of a dancer, Knowles, and a lifelong musician, Moses. They decided making music was more interesting than just about everything else, so they gave up their apartment, sold everything and moved into a trailer to live and play music on the road.  With influences ranging from Pink Floyd to Nina Simone to Pavement; strong vocals, minimal instrumentals, hypnotic drumming and haunting melodies define Callow’s music. The title of their second album, Blue Spells was collaboratively produced by Callow, Brandon Eggleston (Modest Mouse, Tragically Hip) and Ryan Remains (NXNW Records).

Tour Dates
10.03.13 - 7th Circle Music Collective, Denver, CO
10.04.13 - McCourt’s Ale House, Lincoln, NE
10.05.13 - Uncommon Ground, Chicago, IL
10.09.13 - Arsenal Lanes, Pittsburgh, PA
10.10.13 - Black Oak Tavern, Oneonta, NY
10.11.13 - Olives, Nyack, NY
10.12.13 - House Show, Boston, MA
10.15.13 - The Way Station, Brooklyn, NY
10.16.13 - Shrine World Music, NY, NY
10.17.13 - Fellowship Hall, Durham, NC
10.18.13 - House Show, Washington DC
10.19.13 - Paperbox, Brooklyn (CMJ)
10.22.13 - FOAM, St Louis, MO
10.23.13 - TBA, Amarillo, TX
10.24.13 - House Show, Albuquerque, NM
10.25.13 - Hotel Monte Vista, Flagstaff, AZ
11.17.13 - Rasputin Records, Berkeley, CA
11.21.14 - TBA, Eugene, OR
11.22.13 - Cabin Tavern, Bellingham, WA
11.23.13 - TBA, Seattle, WA
11.24.13 - Valentine’s, Portland, OR

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Download "Strange" on SoundCloud!

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To Megan, there’s nothing better than a live show and has traveled across state lines and through countries by plane, train, automobile, crowded Greyhound bus, and dubious taxi to see shows.

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