Order 3 or more physical items and get 1¢ shipping
Cone of Silence | Sixty-Grit Sandpaper and Other Delights

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Elvis Costello Odds The Who

Album Links
Cone of Silence Tradebit PayPlay Apple iTunes Bitmunk Emusic GreatIndieMusic

More Artists From

Other Genres You Will Love
Pop: Power Pop Pop: British Pop Moods: Mood: Intellectual
There are no items in your wishlist.

Sixty-Grit Sandpaper and Other Delights

by Cone of Silence

Acerbic, intelligent power pop with more hooks than a tackle box
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Sixty-Grit Sandpaper
1:04 $0.99
2. Cliche No. 10
3:48 $0.99
3. Venus Flytrap
4:04 $0.99
4. Arabella & Eloise
5:07 $0.99
5. I'm Alright, Jack
4:19 $0.99
6. Welcome to the Wonderful World of Science
3:25 $0.99
7. Actors with Guitars
3:56 $0.99
8. Vlad the Impaler
4:30 $0.99
9. Falling Apart (A Deeper Shade of Doubt)
4:40 $0.99
10. I'm Not Paying Attention
3:21 $0.99
11. Richard Nixon...
7:58 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
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 its 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.



to write a review


Really enjoyed this edgy, guitar-driven pop. Cool harmonies.
I really like this album. Upbeat power pop with a message and some maturity. Highlights: Actors with Guitars is groovy but extremely pointed; Falling Apart is dark, bluesy and compelling; Richard Nixon is catchy with intelligence (and a great trumpet part); the hidden track is an honest, heartfelt accoustic number.