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(2004 - 2008)

Page France were an indie folk-pop music band. Their music tends to be emotional and their songs tend to have simple melodies. Page France is sometimes compared to Sufjan Stevens for their use of uncommon instruments such as the glockenspiel and banjo.

The band broke up in 2008. Frontman Michael Nau is now focusing his full attention on Cotton Jones.

The band has been characterized by some as Christian due to a number of references in song lyrics and titles. However, lyricist Nau counters: “The ‘Christian band’ inquiry wears me out, to be honest. As for the Christian symbols in my writing — sometimes I don’t even realize that they exist until someone points them out to me. There’s really no reason; it just rolled out that way.”

The band is a frequent feature on a number of music blogs, notably You Ain’t No Picasso.


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  • reconvene

    Better than Death Cab.

    7 Jan 7:32am Reply
  • flowther

    The similar artists function doesn't work. Death Cab for Cutie would be a good call.

    20 Feb 2013 Reply
  • spldgldj


    13 Feb 2013 Reply
  • AnOdeUnheard

    <3 so glad I refound you

    2 Nov 2012 Reply
  • groped

    brings me back to junior high school. those were the times. Such memories shared with this amazing band. <3

    21 Sep 2012 Reply
  • olakala

    just started relistening to this band... :))))

    30 Jun 2012 Reply
  • horr


    24 Dec 2011 Reply
  • ForestDwellers

    Why aren't you still a band? </3 waah

    30 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Jlectric

    I remembered this band today and felt all giddy! Relistening now!

    26 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Etedesco

    page france gives me a great joint, always.

    12 Nov 2011 Reply
  • LauraxBorealis


    26 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Etedesco

    Page France is my favorite breakfest.

    24 Sep 2011 Reply
  • traqua89

    It's Friday, the sun is shining outside my window and Page France is the soundtrack of my day. Perfect :)

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
  • KennyBoothby

    I heard the latest Cotton Jones album for the first time the other day... It was decent, but it's missing that certain something that Page France had. It just made me want to listen to Hello, Dear Wind (so I did). Also: man, Michael Nau changes his vocal style drastically between each album, doesn't he?

    29 May 2011 Reply
  • formlessness

    I heard it's getting windy

    2 May 2011 Reply
  • Najlaa_23

    I still can't believe they really broke-up :(

    1 May 2011 Reply
  • diehappyx33

    I wish more people knew about Page France.

    1 May 2011 Reply
  • Etedesco

    a lovely band to hear in a friday afternoom after work.

    22 Apr 2011 Reply
  • the_ryecatcher

    JESUS, this is good shit

    19 Apr 2011 Reply
  • canada1824

    Page France always managed to cheer me up, they got me through countless post-relationship depression periods and just sad times. Pity they broke up

    23 Mar 2011 Reply
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