WHO: FRANCES CONE
WHAT: PITTSBURGH PERFORMANCE SUPPORTING SUSTO
WHEN: APRIL 14
WHERE: CLUB CAFE
|“Frances Cone’s new album ‘Late Riser’ is a brilliant work of modern melancholia that finds the sweet spot between soothing and soaring. Call it dreampop with a purpose.” – Associated PressIndie-pop group Frances Cone will perform at Club Cafe on April 14 (supporting SUSTO). The band recently released their new album, Late Riser, an immersive, fully-realized collection of tracks featuring the compelling voice of frontwoman Christina Cone, intertwined with the band’s ethereal textures and ambient soundscapes. For some great insight into the album, read the extensive Track x Track Feature via Consequence of Sound, who said “…each song feels complete, fully realized as a coherent effort from an artist who appreciates the value in taking your time to reach the finish line.” Watch Frances Cone’s recent performance at Paste Magazine’s studio HERE.“…gorgeously intricate, with every melody and lyric full of care and dedication |
to the craft.” – UPROXX Featuring 10 captivating tracks, each song on Late Riser offers its own journey, both sonically and thematically, as the album explores overall themes of internal/external struggle and growth. The press has taken notice, with positive praise from outlets including NPR Music, Associated Press, ELLE, Uproxx, Rolling Stone Country and more. (View Press Highlights). In addition to their impressive songwriting, stunning melodies and soaring harmonies, Frances Cone’s music is both carefully considered and thoughtful, full of emotion but never melodramatic. Their poetic lyrics are delivered by Cone with intention and are brought to life through her powerful and evocative vocals. To get a better idea, watch their recent performance of “Easy Love” HERE. “If everything was fair and the right things always happened to the right people,
Christina Cone…would be the next Ellie Goulding, or the next Kelly Clarkson—the next loud, honest voice in pop music.” – Paste Magazine
The brainchild of Christina Cone, a classically trained pianist and vocalist, Frances Cone released the debut Come Back in 2013, but it was not until she met her musical and life partner, bassist Andrew Doherty, that the band took on its current form. Their partnership proved fruitful, with Cone penning the majority of the songs and Doherty contributing to the production and arrangements. Their independently-released breakout track “Arizona” has since garnered over 11 million Spotify streams to date, and caught the attention of NPR Music, who invited the band to perform a Tiny Desk Concert in 2017. (View HERE). After spending the past five years discovering their identity and developing their sound, Frances Cone’s Late Riser is a result of the group’s perseverance and patience. It’s a testament to what happens when artists are allowed the space to create something meaningful without the influence of expectations.