Archive for the 'Cotton Jones' Category

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Cotton Jones have been relatively quiet since their last studio album, 2010’s luminous and glacial Tall Hours in the Glowstream, a master recording of Cosmic Americana that placed the group in a category all their own. In the years since, Michael Nau and Whitney McGraw have married, had a kid, have another on the way, […]

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

The reissue of Cotton Jones’ 2009  Rio Ranger EP includes the previously unheard “Marula” – a breezy, cantina waltz. The track, which can be streamed here, finds frontman Michael Nau singing and scatting amongst hazy, mercury vibes, which include trumpet, mandolin, and strange, shapeless backing chants. It is yet another example of the band’s singularly […]

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

B-side off Cotton Jones upcoming Porchlight Records’ 7″ – limited edition (500 copies), black vinyl, Out August 21st. MP3: Cotton Jones :: That Wheel

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

New track from Cotton Jones. “Egg On A Sea” is culled from the Maryland groups forthcoming digital EP, Sit Beside Your Vegetables, due out February 22nd via Suicide Squeeze. Vocally, Whitney McGraw takes the lead. Cotton Jones North American tour kicks off January 27th and runs through mid-March. MP3: Cotton Jones :: Egg On A […]

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Last week Cotton Jones began releasing alternate versions and demos via their SoundCloud page, NauNau; a project the Maryland-based group plans to randomly update as time and need permit. Of the four tracks posted thus far it’s the alternate version of Paranoid Cocoon’s “Gone The Bells” that has been on steady repeat. A little more […]

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

We’ve been sitting on Tall Hours in the Glowstream since its August 25 release, but that’s not because Cotton Jones’ latest hasn’t made an impression. Quite the contrary. We were enthralled enough by last year’s Paranoid Cocoon to include it in our year-end wrap-up. We were possibly more rapt when the CJ’s Rio Ranger EP […]

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

“Glorylight And Christie” is the first single off Cotton Jones upcoming LP, Tall Hours In The Glowstream. While always a commendable tunesmith, under the Cotton Jones moniker Michael Nau has truly grown into his craft. Aesthetically, he’s found himself. Nau’s brand of dreamy Americana, while firmly rooted in the 21st century, is surrounding by ghosts, […]