Sixty-Grit Sandpaper & Other Delights
With the release of the long-awaited 'Sixty-Grit Sandpaper and Other Delights,' Cone of Silence has returned triumphantly to the power pop world! Vue Magazine's reaction to the album, a simple haiku, reflects much of the critical acclaim accorded the new disc: 'Pure Pop Genius Really, It's Embarrassing Just How Good They Are' High praise indeed! With comparisons ranging from that of The Pursuit of Happiness and Odds, to The Who and even Cake, it's clear that as folks try to put a label on the Cones, 'Sixty-Grit' definitely treads it's own sonic ground. After playing a number of dates in Edmonton (including a show at the venerable Sidetrack Cafe recorded by CBC), Cone of Silence is looking forward to playing the International Pop Overthrow in Vancouver at the end of the summer of 2006, Mark Sander and Pat Strain both have new songs at the ready to be recorded.