The Rosen brothers have previously supported Eleanor Friedberger in her live band,but they’re now focusing on their own project, Cones. It’s the best way to open up a Friday; it’s got a natural spritely attitude lurking beneath the subtle pop structures. Slight electronic pulses and looped drums provide the perfect background for the vocals to softly take a ride in the front of the mix. The emotional hook comes via the chorus where the tones take a slight turn and varying textures are added to flesh the track out. The single is now available via Dangerbird.
Rikky Gage is a busy man these days, be it running Gnar Tapes or working with The Memories and White Fang. How then did he find the time to create this Free Weed album, featuring lo-fi bedroom recordings that perfectly fit in afternoon of waking and baking? But, just as the band’s name might reference a little drug usage, those who don’t actively partake will also find something delicious in the relaxed approach to crafting pop songs. This tune plods along with a slight bounce and a really great melody that surfs its way throughout the track. His debut album, Introducing, will be released on the 24th of February via Bad Diet Records.