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Casiotone For The Painfully Alone Return To NZ In November

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone Return To NZ In November

Tuesday 11th August, 2009 12:00PM

Strange News and Galesburg are please to announce the return of Casiotone For The Painfully Alone this November.

Owen Ashworth AKA Casiotone For The Painfully Alone will play two shows and will be joined by his brother, Gordon Ashworth who will perform his solo project CONCERN.

Friday 20th November - Cassette #9 - Auckland (in association with MUM)
Saturday 22nd November - SFBH - Wellington

Tickets for both shows are on sale now - get yours here or at Real Groovy  in Auckland or Slow Boat in Wellington.

Press release:

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, perhaps best known as the man that made sadness sound fun, is returning to New Zealand with his sweetly forlorn pop songs this November.

Under this unabashedly gloomy moniker, Owen Ashworth has become the voice of a generation seeing it out in a wilderness of concrete, navigating bits of loneliness along city streets, wandering empty apartments during winter and tallying up debts (emotional, material) with other detritus that floats in the wake of aging. Over the shuffling thump of a drum machine, humming synths and chiming keys, Ashworth's stories emerge forming songs- perfectly observed moments that feel familiar, situations that are all too close to home about people you might know or have been.

His latest album, Vs. Children (2009), is a truthful, intimate dissection of what it is to go from growing up to grown up, dealing with the mundane reality of expectations unfulfilled, whether to settle and other tough calls. His songs say- whatever it is you're feeling or doing, you can be comforted by this simple fact:

You're not the only one.

So take heart. Take a night away from your own personal, yet universal grind with Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, have him soundtrack your life this November.

All shows are supported by CONCERN, a solo project of Gordon Ashworth (also of Oscillating Innards and CAEN) formed in 2003. Concern is intimate collage music shaped by droning string harmonies and crumbling tape loops; minimalist tones built into breathing layers of vestigial melody and broken, struggling beauty.

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Fri 20th Nov
Cassette Nine, Auckland
Sat 21st Nov
The San Francisco Bath House, Wellington