"Magnetism" is the forthcoming debut full length album by Bryson Cone. "Magnetism" officially drops on February 14th, via Cleopatra Records.
Written, recorded and performed by Bryson Cone, "Magnetism" features contributions from Hannah Blilie (The Gossip), Bambi Browning (Reptaliens), Thomas Mabus (Vexations, Wampire, UMO), Cat Hoch, Papi Fimbres (Máscaras, Sávila) and others.
"Magnetism" is deeply personal and diary-esq, as well as playful, groove heavy pop music. The album serves as a love letter mixtape for past lovers and past selves...exploring themes of loss, identity, divorce, addiction and manic depression. All of this is reinforced by soulful synth stylings, freaky new wave ballads, glammy space rock, moody goth pop and heavily warped sound collage.
Self proclaimed "Pastel Jazz Goth", Bryson Cone's music is contains elements of 80s synth pop, psychedelic rock, glam rock and new wave ballads. If Roxy Music formed a cover band that only played songs by Sade and The Cure, it probably wouldn't sound very much like Bryson Cone...but Bryson Cone would be obsessed with it.
Bryson Cone performs live with a full backing band. The band currently features members: Hannah Blilie (The Gossip), Ben Steinmetz (Kyle Craft band), Thomas Mabus (Vexxations) and Bambi Browning (Reptaliens).
Bryson Cone is currently based out of Portland, OR, where Cone attended the Pacific Northwest College of Art before focusing on a music project. Cone primarily made paintings, installations and sound collage from pop songs. Bryson Cone has also contributed to a number of other projects over the years including synth/vocals for Fog Father, synth/guitar for Cat Hoch, synth/fx for Reptaliens and bass/lead guitar for Gary Wilson & The Blind Dates.
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