Cotton Mather

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“Death of the Cool” 

  • “…armed with a wealth of songs inspired by the I Ching, bandleader Robert Harrison has reconvened the band for the first time in 15 years for another album of jangly, summer-sticky melodies…try this colorful extension of their sonic legacy. ” – Los Angeles Times
  • “…boasts an exemplary specimen from Harrison’s seemingly endless collection of instant classics…Death of the Cool reveals melodic gems at every turn!” – The Austin Chronicle
  • “…Featuring mellow ballads, flares of Texas psych rock, subtle strings, layered arrangements and impeccable songwriting, Harrison’s resurgent effort is nothing short of a triumph.” – Austin Monthly
  • “…Cotton Mather’s Austin-based main man, Robert Harrison is back in a big way…This is essential listening…deserves repeat listens and stands right behind Kontiki, I look forward to the next chapter of Cotton Mather. Highly Recommended!” – Power Popaholic
  • “Life of The Liar” packs a mighty kick. We couldn’t help but play it over and over. Can there really be 63 more songs as good as this? Wow. – The Big Takeover
  • “…powerful doses of psychedelia, folk-rock, power-pop and country-rock resonate throughout Death of the Cool…Essential listening!” – Power of Pop

“Kontiki”

  • “brought to life with daring vitality” – Mojo
  • “A bewildering, dizzy thrill.” – The Guardian
  • “I thought if that isn’t the best record I’ve heard in ten years, then I don’t know what is.” – Noel Gallagher (Oasis)

COTTON MATHER "DEATH OF THE COOL" ALBUM STREAM

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DEATH OF THE COOL

Vinyl LP Release Date: 
09.09.2016

Vinyl LP UPC: 
700355147718

CD & Digital Release Date: 
07.29.2016
Compact Disc UPC: 

700355147701

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Tracklist:
  1. The Book of Too Late Changes
  2. Close To The Sun
  3. The Middle of Nowhere
  4. Candy Lilac
  5. Life of the Liar
  6. The Land of Flowers
  7. Never Be It
  8. Queen of Swords
  9. Waters Raging
  10. Child Bride
  11. The End of DeWitt Finley

PRESS RELEASE

Cotton Mather – Death of The Cool – Star Apple Kingdom – July 29th, 2016

It didn’t take 15 years for Cotton Mather’s Austin-based main man, Robert Harrison to write the 64 songs (64 songs!) that comprise his latest musical vision, one song for each hexagram (or reading) of the I Ching, that’s actually the amount of time that has passed since the last full-length album of new Cotton Mather songs was released.  With so much new material on deck, it seems like Harrison is making up the difference.  Read more…

BIOGRAPHY

A brilliant fusion of the BeatlesSqueezeGuided by Voices, and some less obvious influences, Austin-based power poppers Cotton Mather are one of those rare power pop groups who transcend their inspirations to create powerful and original music of their own. Formed in Austin in 1991…Read More

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