Streaming In Full w/ Paste Magazine!
Watch + Share: Bittersweet “Better Man” Video (below)
Catch Frances Cone LIVE This May
“…a soft voice that hits somewhere between Neko Case’s Americana and the breathy depth of Cat Power…” – Refinery29
“…a harmonious blend of indie pop and lush instrumentals, and we can’t get enough.”
“…a bittersweet feelings cocktail — of joy and pain and regret for when things seemed simpler, even when they certainly were not.” – WNYC
Brooklyn-based band Frances Cone release their self-titled EP today! Frances Cone marks a clear departure from the band’s more solo-sounding previous work, and fans can get a taste of the EP now at Paste Magazine where it’s streaming in full!
“Better Man” is a highlight on the record that exemplifies the trio’s sonic growth, and they’ve just unveiled the beautifully bittersweet accompanying video with WNYC! As singer/keyboardist Christina Cone elaborates: “I always wanted the visual representation of ‘Better Man’ to be pretty overarching — something that displayed the complexities between two people or a group of people over time. It’s interesting for me to think about hidden desires versus outright demands women place upon men whether those men be their fathers, sons, husbands, etc., and how quickly we went from the sort of stifled quietness of the ’50s to the raciness of Cosmopolitan headlines or crassness of Bridesmaids and how much cause and effect that’s really had on real life relationships between men and women, if that’s even measurable. There is so much going on in the eyes of that woman being kissed for the camera and it just makes my brain go wild.” You can also check out the “Better Man” video below
Click image below to watch the “Better Man” video
Cone, guitarist Jeff Malinowski & bassist Andrew Doherty met within the past year- however their creative spark is almost tangible on the new EP. Their sound is at once enormous & intimate, huge yet familiar. Written in Charleston, SC, arranged in Brooklyn & recorded in Nashville, Frances Cone’s unique mix of indie pop & Americana harmonies sets the band apart from the rest.
Fans can experience Frances Cone’s hypnotic live show as they conquer the west coast this May, following a hometown performance at Rough Trade NYC with Doe Paoro this Friday!
Frances Cone Tour Dates
5/2: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC (w/ Doe Paoro)
5/7: Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel Cafe
5/9: San Francisco, CA @ 50 Mason Social House
5/10: Eugene, OR @ Luckey’s Club
5/12: Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
5/13: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Photo credit: William Mebane