Cones are Jonathan and Michael Rosen, two brothers who are making far-out, addictive pop music in Los Angeles. Jonathan, the band's singer and principal songwriter, is also a visual artist whose trippy hand-drawn animations have graced music videos for Toro y Moi and Eleanor Friedberger. Michael is a classically trained pianist, composer and producer who carefully crafts their recordings at his Los Angeles studio Honeymoon Suite. Together, Jonathan's intuitive, abstract approach and Michael's technical prowess combine to create what Tiny Mix Tapes describe as "crisp, tuneful, spontaneous bursts of sound and color."
After a string of acclaimed singles, Cones' debut album Pictures Of Pictures will be released on Dangerbird Records. The captivating new record goes down easy on first listen but is overflowing with layers of candy-coated, blissful instrumentation and thought-provoking, nostalgic lyrics that reward deeply satisfying repeat listens. Mind-bending bass lines, euphoric synthesizers, deliciously crunchy guitar riffs and twisting vocal melodies all coalesce into a one-of-a-kind psychedelic sound that works equally well blaring from speakers at a party or on headphones late at night.
Stereogum applaud Cones as a "wonderfully groovy synth-pop delight," and KCRW approve of their "easy breezy SoCal feel we love so much." Jonathan and Michael themselves liken their music to "candy in a conch shell." While they credit Big Star, Bee Gees, Electric Light Orchestra and Tears For Fears as key influences, Pictures Of Pictures is the product of two restlessly creative minds drawing from all corners of their imagination. The result is an immediately delightful yet profound listen, a thrilling debut built for easygoing evenings with friends and sunset drives down the coast.