|Origin||Cumberland, Maryland, United States|
|Genres||Indie folk, psychedelic folk, dream pop, baroque pop, Americana|
|Labels||Suicide Squeeze Records|
|Associated acts||Page France|
Cotton Jones (formerly The Cotton Jones Basket Ride) is an indie folk band, with elements of psychedelic folk, dream pop, baroque pop, and Americana, based in Cumberland, Maryland and currently signed to Suicide Squeeze Records.
Michael Nau (born October 31, 1984) is the lead singer-songwriter and plays guitar, Whitney McGraw (born July 20, 1986) is on keyboards, organ, and electronic autoharp, Todd Gowans (born February 4, 1986) is on lead electric guitar, and Greg Bender is on bass.
The signature sound of the band is Michael Nau and his wife Whitney McGraw's ethereal vocals.
The River Strumming
On September 23, 2008, the band released their first LP, The River Strumming, through the indie label St. Ives. It was a hand-made package limited to only 300 copies and was described as a "delightful slab of fuzzed-out dream folk."
On January 27, 2009, the band released their second LP, their debut for Suicide Squeeze Records, Paranoid Cocoon. It was described as a "weepy, reverb-drenched blend of Pacific Northwest, 1960s folk-pop, and heartland rock."
Tall Hours in the Glowstream
About the Game
On August 21, 2012, the band released About the Game, a 7" record limited to only 500 copies.
On November 18, 2015, Michael Nau announced his solo debut Mowing, introducing the first single "Winter Beat" via SoundCloud. The album was made available for pre-order, limited to only 1,000 copies, shipping on February 8, 2016. The album's general release date was February 19, 2016.
On June 16 2017 Michael Nau released his second solo album Some Twist. All Music Guide described it as a "high-humidity set for long summer days, present or imagined" and Red & Black described it as "outer space road trip music...songs that feel unreal in their otherworldliness."
|2007||The Cotton Jones Basket Ride EP||Quite Scientific Records|
|2008||The Archery EP||Quite Scientific Records|
|The River Strumming||St. Ives Records|
|2009||Paranoid Cocoon||Suicide Squeeze Records|
|Rio Ranger EP||Quite Scientific Records|
|2010||Tall Hours in the Glowstream||Suicide Squeeze Records|
|2011||Sit Beside Your Vegetables EP||Suicide Squeeze Records|
|2012||About the Game 7"||Porchlight Records|
|2016||Mowing||Suicide Squeeze Records|
|2017||Some Twist||Suicide Squeeze Records|
- "Paranoid Cocoon - Cotton Jones | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-08-25.
- "Cotton Jones: Tall Hours in the Glowstream Album Review | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2016-08-25.
- "Cotton Jones -".
- http://www.aquariumdrunkard.com/2015/11/18/michael-nau-winter-beat/ Michael Nau::Winter Beat
- "Some Twist".