CONES RELEASE NEW SINGLE “LATER” OUT ON DANGERBIRD RECORDS
Cones released their newest single “Later” today, a song that the LA duo says “captures that moment in a breakup when you finally start to find peace, but some of that bitterness is still hanging around.” Tiny Mix Tapes, who premiered the track, call it “a wonderfully intricate and immaculately produced composition that somehow feels light as a feather.”
“Later” will be available on all streaming services tomorrow via Dangerbird Records’ Microdose series. Cones is also pleased to announce two LA shows, including a release party at Dangerbird’s Silverlake offices.
11/17: Dangerbird HQ – Los Angeles, CA (free with RSVP)
12/07: Moroccan Lounge w/ Midnight Sister, Duk – Los Angeles, CA
Over the course of 2017, Cones’ debut singles “Echoes On,” “Back in the Brain,” and “Whatever You’re Into” (the first two featuring hand-animated videos by frontman Jonathan Rosen) have won acclaim from the likes of The Fader, Stereogum, and KCRW, cracked the top five on the Hype Machine chart, and received nearly 100K streams on Spotify.
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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.
The band’s next release comes via Dangerbird’s MICRODOSE, a monthly music and event series. The first single, “Later,” will be released on November 10th, with a corresponding performance and party at Dangerbird HQ in Silver Lake on November 17th.