CONES UNVEIL NEW VIDEO FOR “FIRST TIME” PREMIERING ON PIGEONS & PLANES
SINGLE OUT NOW ON DANGERBIRD RECORDS
LA’s Cones unveiled the video for their new single “First Time” today; “First Time” is the duo’s third video featuring hand-drawn animations by frontman Jonathan Rosen and the first to combine his art with live 8mm footage, chosen to evoke a nostalgic feeling that matches the song. Rosen says, “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.” Pigeons & Planes premiered the video today, saying. “The duo brings life to their endlessly catchy new single with an impressive visual.”
“First Time” is out now via Dangerbird Records’ Microdose monthly singles series. Cones will play their last show on the year this Thursday, December 7 at LA’s Moroccan Lounge with Midnight Sister.
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Jonathan and Michael Rosen are brothers, and also Cones. Growing up in San Francisco, they were as close as could be – spending their free time eating cereal.
Jonathan was infatuated with pop music from day one. He cried when he realized Elvis was dead. He would build cardboard drum sets in his room and play along to the Bee Gees. In contrast, Michael had a technical and academic approach to music. Trained in piano and composition, he studied in the classical tradition, writing his first opera at the age of 16.
The two brothers are based in Los Angeles. Jonathan is an acclaimed hand-drawn animator. He has created music videos for such artists as Toro y Moi, Eleanor Friedberger, and Delicate Steve. His rock and roll dream was born on the set of HBO’s Vinyl, when he played the role of Johnny Thunders. Michael is a commercial/film composer and experimental sound artist. His fiercely technical brain works in collaboration with his heightened ear to create beautiful and strange sonic environments.
Prior to starting Cones, the brothers played in the backing band for Eleanor Friedberger (of the Fiery Furnaces), helping to write and tour on her latest record New View. While on tour, Jonathan and Michael conceptualized a new project. One that would fuse Jonathan’s pop sensibilities with Michael’s lush soundscapes and key-heavy orchestration. One that would rely on an entire lifetime of brotherhood – sounds that Jonathan could draw and images that Michael could hear.
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