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FRANCES CONE is Christina Cone, Andrew Doherty, Adam Melchor, and Aaron Hamel. The Nashville based indie-pop band, fronted by Christina Cone, is named after Christina’s father and great-grandfather, both musicians themselves in South Carolina and both born on September 11th. The band has been praised for their compelling, emotional live show and captivating recordings. In 2016, Frances Cone released, “Arizona,” the first single from their forthcoming full-length album, Late Riser, which is set to release in 2018. Stereogum praised “Arizona” for “Cone’s melodic vocals, rich harmonies, and an electrifying guitar sound.” Written about her brother, filmmaker Stephen Cone, “Arizona’s” .

The band’s second single, “Leave Without You,” was released in March 2017, is an emotional song about the band’s decision to leave Brooklyn. Cone says, “it is the only place I’ve known as an adult person, and (the song is about) what and who I’ll carry with me.” Billboard raved that the track “employs the band’s signature slow build before exploding with synth and drums into the song’s chorus.”

“Arizona” is the first track off Frances Cone’s new album, “Late Riser” due summer 2018.

Band Members
Christina Cone,
Andrew Doherty,
Adam Melchor,
Aaron Hamel,

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Filmed in the quiet comfort of a living room, Nashville indie pop band Frances Cone delighted us with a Buzzsession that carries an openness and honesty not often found in the genre.  The band has been praised for their compelling, emotional live show and captivating recording Lead vocalist Christina Cone comes from a line of musicians, and it is clear that music runs through her veins in these energized, emotional performances. Director Sonya Goddy chose black and white visuals to mesh with the purity of Cone’s voice and the band’s sound, and we think you will love their sincere, simple style.

A song about the desperation of impending loss, “85” features the spacey whine of a pedal steel and the buzz of a beautifully arranged guitar, creating an undeniable electricity in the room. What starts as a lullaby-like whisper from Cone crescendos into something full of power. Her angelic vocals morph into an edgy grunginess that creates an enticing blend of folk and rock. In “Unraveling,” a militant snare drum contrasts with the gentility of the male vocals, and Cone erupts with a warm, soulful narrative about breaking down. By the last verse, Cone has learned to embrace the calm of letting something go, and you can feel the catharsis with her. We cannot wait for more from this captivating, inspired group.

Band Members
Christina Cone,
Andrew Doherty,
Adam Melchor,
Aaron Hamel,

A collaboration with Way Better Snacks, ‘Buzzsessions’ is an original video series produced by The Wild Honey Pie. With each new episode, we capture footage of our favorite bands as they record alternate studio versions of their songs.