Posts Tagged ‘CONES’

December 14, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 12.11.2017 – 12.13.2017

Featured Music – December 11 – 13, 2017
(excluding tracks not available on Soundcloud)

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December 12, 2017

Remember the first time you fell in love, or that once youthful innocence that would overtake your heart? It seemed simple and pure, devoid of chaos and confusion. That pristine naivete is what inspired First Time, the latest single from Los Angeles by way of San Francisco duo Cones. The pair have shared a music video for the effortlessly gliding, weightlessly sparking synth and alt pop single, whose slick vocals and plush soundscape are like Electric Guest but with a lighter, silkier Porches touch and a hint of Future Islands’ perky synthwave. 

Singer Jonathan Rosen says of the song: “It’s an innocent little bubblegum track about a kid falling in love for the first time. Vocally and lyrically I wanted it to feel sort of naive, like a teenager writing a journal entry on the spot.” Keep up with Cones on their website, here.

November 13, 2017

Los Angeles by way of San Francisco duo Cones set out to capture “that moment in a breakup when you finally start to find peace, but some of that bitterness is still hanging around” on their new single Later. It’s a synth whirling, guitar flickering, and mellow traipsing gem sporting the brothers’ usual silky diaphanous velour and warm breezy groove. I’d say they captured the poignant balance between bittersweet and sanguine quite completely on the laid back charmer.  Later is out on Dangerbird Records’ MICRODOSE series. Catch the pair when they play a release show at Dangerbird’s Southern California offices on November 18th, free RSVP, here.

September 19, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 09.13.2017 – 09.18.2017

Featured Music – September 13 – 18, 2017
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September 16, 2017

Sunny psychedelia abounds on Cones’ latest single Whatever You’re Into, making us fully aware that the LA by way of SF duo is what we’re fully into, especially after earlier songs like Back In The Brain and Echoes On received florid praise from us, too. The brothers, both of whom formerly played in Eleanor Friedberger’s band, never fail to move us with their gooey warm groove and a silky smooth synthpop sheen. Whatever You’re Into’s funky breeze and plush velour bring to mind Toro Y Moi and Electric Guest, but with an extra dose of chiffon languor and a misty strut. Go cruising with Cones’ prior singles on Soundcloud, here.

August 15, 2017

Besides being mighty fine vessels for ice cream, cones, as we’ve already learned earlier this year, are also a great source of spiffy music. Cones, a Los Angeles based brother duo originally from San Francisco, last charmed us with their breezy debut, Echoes On. Now, Jonathan and Michael Rosen are back with a groovalicious synthpop gem named Back In The Brain, which comes with an animated music video which Jonathan directed himself. As a fan of Toro Y Moi and Electric Guest, I can’t help but succumb to this gooey warm delight. As it turns out, Jonathan had previously collaborated with Toro Y Moi, Eleanor Friedberger, and Delicate Steve, creating music videos for them. He says of Cones’ sleek new jam: “A friend of mine once described living alone as a sensation of being constantly inside of your own brain – your house is your head. After a while I realized I would often think the phrase ‘back in the brain’ upon returning home from being out, so we turned it into a song. It’s my ode to solitude. The animation, drawn and colored by hand, brings this idea to life. Through the eyes of Bob the Hippie – an extremely groovy dude who lives inside of a lava lamp – we witness the magical confusion of seclusion.” Cones will be playing Echo Park Rising in LA later this month before heading out on an East Coast tour this September. Learn more on their website, here. Back In The Brain is out on all streaming services via Canvasclub. 

March 1, 2017

The two members of this new Los Angeles band, CONES, are already involved in some magnificent bands. Brothers Jonathan and Michael Rosen both play in Eleanor Friedberger, and Michael also plays keys in Chris Cohen’s band. They pair up on their new project to give us an easy breezy tune named Echoes On for their first single. The sun dappled, supine hovering indie rock found on their lilting tune is striated with psychedelic folk, making it sound like The Decemberists gone The Shins.  Jonathan Rosen is also an animator, having done all of the animation for Toro Y Moi’s Live From Trona concert film last year and worked on videos for Eleanor Friedberger and Delicate Steve. He even did all the drawings in the animated video for CONE’s Echoes On. Learn more about this exciting pair from their site, here.