CONES RELEASE NEW SINGLE “WHATEVER YOU’RE INTO” EAST COAST TOUR KICKS OFF NEXT WEEK, INCLUDING HOPSCOTCH FESTIVAL + POP MONTREAL
Cones — the LA duo of brothers vocalist/guitarist Jonathan and keyboardist/producer Michael Rosen — released their breezy new single “Whatever You’re Into” today via Canvasclub. Jonathan says the song “is about being at the wheel late at night, driving somebody wherever they wish to go. It’s about being a people-pleaser, a vehicle for somebody else’s desires. Is their vision the same as yours? It can be hard to decipher. Oftentimes a fog settles between, as it does on a road in the middle of the night. So you’ve got no choice but to drive through it with your brights on.”
AdHoc premiered the track today, calling it “…a groovily sauntering psychedelic dance jam.”
“Whatever You’re Into” is Cones’ third single, following “Back in the Brain,” which Stereogum called “a wonderfully groovy synth-pop delight,” and “Echoes On,” which The Fader praised as “sunny” and “golden.”
Cones kick off an East Coast tour next week, including appearances at Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina and Pop Montreal.
9/06: The Sound Hole – Philadelphia, PA
9/07: Hopscotch Festival – Raleigh, NC
9/08: Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar – Charlottesville,VA
9/09: Berlin – New York City, NY
9/11: Psychic Readings – Providence, RI
9/13: The Monkey House – Winooski, VT
9/14: Pop Montreal – Montreal, QB
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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.
In the spring of 2017, Cones released a music video (animated by Jonathan) for their debut single “Echoes On” via The Fader. Two more singles titled “Back in the Brain” and “Whatever You’re Into” will be released in August 2017 via Canvasclub, Canvasback Music’s monthly singles series.