Cones Gives Us A Cerebral Outlook On A Hippie Hermit In “Back In The Brain”

Introducing Bob the Hippie.

Photo: Skyler Dahan

LA duo brothers, Cones, know that rent in the big city ain’t cheap – that’s why they are teaching us how to live rent-free in their new animated “Back In The Brain.” You don’ need to contact your local real estate agent Becky; all you need to do is be like Bob the Hipppie and just live in your brain. If this isn’t mind-funking enough, he lives inside a lava lamp. This is one colorful cerebral groove:

“A friend of mine once described living alone as a sensation of being constantly inside of your own brain – your house is your head. After a while I realized I would often think the phrase ‘back in the brain’ upon returning home from being out, so we turned it into a song. It’s my ode to solitude. The animation, drawn and colored by hand, brings this idea to life. Through the eyes of Bob the Hippie – an extremely groovy dude who lives inside of a lava lamp – we witness the magical confusion of seclusion.” shared Cones’ Jonathan.

We can get a sense of how it is to be Bob the Hippie through the expansive stoner vibe that comes out of the swirling psyche pop – the track feels far-out and yet, you are so immersed into it. More than a song, it feels like a mind-dazzling excursion where you get swept into the Cones’ zone.

Comprised of siblings Jonathan and Michael Rosen, Cones have always been music fiends since they were little. Jonathan has always loved pop while Michael learned to play the piano and wrote his first opera at the age of 16. Moreover, Jonathan is an acclaimed animator – he’s the creative hand behind Bob the Hippie and has created videos for other artists including Toro y Moi, Eleanor Friedberger, and Delicate Steve. As of now, the duo has tour dates coming up (we can’t guarantee they’ll play Michael’s opera):

8/18 – Echo Park Rising (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

9/6 – The Sound Hole (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

9/7 – Hopscotch Festival (Raleigh, NC, USA)

9/8 – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar (Charlottesville, VA, USA)

9/11 – Psychic Reading (Providence, RI, USA)

9/13 – The Monkey House (Winooski, VT, USA)

9/14 – Pop Montreal (Montreal, QB, Canada)


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