Cones, the brand-new Los Angeles-based duo of brothers Jonathan (vocals/guitar) and Michael (producer/keys) Rosen, both of whom played in Eleanor Friedberger’s band, introduced their breezy pop sound today with the debut single “Echoes On”. The animated video for the track was created by Jonathan out of over 2,500 hand-drawn images. Jonathan, an accomplished artist who’s created videos for Toro Y Moi, Delicate Steve, and Eleanor Friedberger, says of the song, “‘Echoes On’ is about driving with a restless mind. I wrote the lyrics while driving from San Francisco to L.A., and the hypnosis of the road was the perfect state for me to work out some things that were sitting heavy on my mind, like the certainty of loss and the uncertainty of the future.”
Cones will play LA’s Bootleg Theater this Friday, March 3. Stay tuned for more live dates.
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 experiential sound artist.
The two brothers first started playing music together while living in NYC. Jonathan joined Michael’s band Icewater. Eventually, Icewater began playing as the session and 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. Thus, Cones was born.
In the summer of 2016, Cones recorded their debut EP Whatever You’re Into in their Los Angeles studio, collaborating with friends old and new.