Tour News: Cotton Jones Basket Ride starts national tour

The Cotton Jones Basket Ride is pushing back the release date of its debut LP in favor of an EP series to be released through Quite Scientific records.

Paranoid Cocoon initially was slated for a spring release but now will be replaced by two more limited-edition, art-book, hardcover EPs that are bound with exclusive artwork.

An initial EP, limited to 250 copies, was released this past fall but sold out in roughly two weeks. A second EP, The Archery, will have a run of 500 copies and will be available starting May 13. The third EP in the series, which is not yet titled, will have a run of 1,000 copies.

A free mp3 of "Midnight Monday  A Telescope" can be downloaded via the Quite Scientific Web site (www.quitescientific.com).

In conjunction with the release of The Archery, the Cotton Jones crew is heading out on a lengthy tour. Dates and cities include:

May 14: Hamden, Conn., The Space
May 15: Brooklyn, N.Y.,  Union Hall
May 16: New York, Pianos
May 18: Philadelphia, The M Room
May 19: Arlington, Va., The Iota
May 20: Norfolk, Va., The Boot
May 21: Chapel Hill, N.C., Local 506
May 22: Charlotte, N.C., The Milestone
May 23: Charleston, S.C., The Village Tavern
May 24: Athens, Ga., Caledonia Lounge
May 26: Lexington, Ky., The Dame
May 27: Nashville, Tenn., The End
May 28: Cincinnati, Southgate House
May 30: Charlottesville, Va., Tea Bazaar
May 31: Fredericksburg, Va., The 3rd Floor
Jun 11: Buffalo, N.Y., Mohawk Place
Jun 12: Cleveland, Beachland Tavern
Jun 13: Bloomington, Ind., Bear’s Place
Jun 14 : Champaign, Ill.,  Mike N Molly’s
Jun 15: St. Louis, Bluebird
Jun 16: Lawrence, Kan., The Replay Lounge
Jun 17: Omaha, Neb., The Waiting Room
Jun 18: Fargo, N.D., The Aquarium
Jun 19: Minneapolis, 7th St Entry
Jun 20: Iowa City, Iowa, The Picador
Jun 21: Dekalb, Ill, The House Cafe
Jun 22: Madison, Wis., Cafe Montmartre
Jun 23: Chicago, Schuba’s
Jun 24: Milwaukee, Cactus Club
Jun 25: Detroit, Alvin’s
Jun 26: Toronto, Silver Dollar
Jun 27: London, Ontario, Canada, London Music Club
Jun 28: Pittsburgh, Brillobox

Pre-orders for The Archery are available now at http://www.quitescientific.com
Cotton Jones MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/thecottonjonesbasketride

The tracklisting for The Archery is:
1. Chewing Gum
2. Silver Piano Man
3. Blues from a Nest
4. Lords of Columbia St.
5. Midnight Monday a Telescope
6. I Don’t Suppose

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