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Tour News: Cotton Jones Basket Ride starts national tour

The Cotton Jones Basket Ride has hit the road on its first national tour, and The Archery, the second EP in its three-EP art-book series, dropped on May 13. When and where can you catch the band in action?

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 (

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

Cotton Jones MySpace:

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