Frances Cone – Late Riser

Labels:Thirty Tigers
Number of Tracks:1
Total Time:00:03:17
From the Album:Late Riser
Formats:AAA,Non-Commercial,NPR,Triple A
Available Date & Time: Dec 05 2018 09:00:00 EST
Impact Date: Jan 07 2019 00:00:00

Frances Cone

"Late Riser"

Impacting Now



Rolling Stone Premiere

From the album Late Riser

Available Now

Over 13 million streams on Spotify

Featured on NPR All Songs Considered New Music Friday

Taped WFUV session on Jan 31, airing on Feb 27

“Late Riser” placements include Spotify's New Music Friday, Fresh Folk, Indie Radar

Featured on Elle Magazine’s Culture Calendar

Associated Press Album Review

Paste Album Review

PopMatters Review – 8/10

UPROXX Best New Pop Songs


Late Riser, the new album from indie-pop group Frances Cone, features 10 captivating tracks that gradually unfold around sweeping melodies, soaring harmonies and emotive vocals. Each song offers its own journey, both sonically and thematically, as the album explores overall themes of internal/external struggle and growth. Frontwoman Christina Cone delivers thoughtful, poetic lyrics with careful intention, creating a cathartic collection of songs that begs the listener to look within to find their own source of reassurance.


Frances Cone is the brainchild of Christina Cone, a classically trained pianist and vocalist who comes from a long line of artists including her grandmother who studied at Juilliard and her father who was once an opera singer. Cone released the debut LP Come Back in 2013, but it wasn’t until she met her musical and life partner, bassist Andrew Doherty, that Frances Cone took on its current form. The pair began working together while living in Brooklyn, creating the first five songs of Late Riser, before moving to Nashville last year to join the city’s thriving alternative scene. The new partnership has proven fruitful with acknowledgements coming from Noisey, Paste, Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan and more. Frances Cone’s independently released breakout track “Arizona” has garnered over 10- million Spotify streams to date, and caught the attention of NPR Music, who invited the band to perform a Tiny Desk Concert in 2017.


The last five years have acted as a period of development and discovery for Frances Cone, who spent the time finding their identity while experiencing both challenges and successes. The result is a fully-realized collection that reaps the benefits of a little patience and a lot of perseverance. Late Riser stands as a testament to what happens when artists are allowed the space to create something meaningful without the influence of expectations. Frances Cone just wrapped up a tour with Tall Heights and will be back out on the road with SUSTO


“There’s just such a sweet and approachable and comfortable quality to these songs, but there’s also depth” – NPR All Songs Considered

“A powerful folk number that finds Cone at her most aggressive” – Consequence of Sound

“Gorgeously intricate.” – UPROXX

"Any time an artist can make a breakdown of the spirit sound that hopeful and truthful, it’s worth applauding them… If you enjoy this album’s sound, spend some time soaking in it: Upon repeated listens, it reveals more and more pockets of light." Paste Magazine

"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."

"Anthemic and inspiring" – Associated Press




Watch their PASTE session


Watch their NPR Tiny Desk performance


Tour dates:

2/21 – Isle of Palms, SC –  The Windjammer *
2/28 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theater *
3/7 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West *
3/8 – Greenville, SC – Radio Room *
3/20 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar *
3/22 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour *
3/23 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Club *
3/24 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow's *
3/25  – San Francisco, CA – The Independent *
3/27 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
3/28 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey *
3/30 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett *
3/31 – Boise, ID – Neurolux *
4/4 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court *
4/7 – Boulder, CO – The Fox Theater *
4/9 – Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall *
4/10 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill Duck Room *
4/11 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar *
4/12 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East *
4/14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café *
4/15 – New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom *
4/17 – Boston, MA – Great Scott *
4/19 – Philadelphia, PA – MilkBoy *
4/20 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel *
5/3 – Nashville, TN – Sevier Park Fest






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