COUSINS TO RELEASE ‘THE HALLS OF WICKWIRE’ ON SEPTEMBER 8TH 2014
Mutations Record Co. is thrilled to announce a European release for COUSINS’ Polaris Music Prize nominatedThe Halls of Wickwire. The album will be available on vinyl (including a download code) and CD from September 8th. Pre-order it here. That same month, the band will play a string of headline shows across the UK and continental Europe in addition to opening for Chad VanGaalen on his EU tour.
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SEPTEMBER TOUR DATES:
1st: Oslo, London (w/ Chad VanGaalen)
2nd: Le Point Ephémere, Paris (w/ Chad VanGaalen)
4th: DOK, Gent (w/ Chad VanGaalen)
5th Deep In The Woods Festival, Massembre
6th Itchy Feet Festival, Hilvarenbeek
7th Aalhaus, Hamburg (w/ Chad VanGaalen)
8th Kantine am Berghain, Berlin (w/ Chad VanGaalen)
9th, Radar, Aarhus (w/ Chad VanGaalen)
11th Stacken, Stockholm (w/ Chad VanGaalen)
12th Ideal Bar, Copenhagen (w/ Chad VanGaalen)
13TH King Georg, Cologne (w/ Chad VanGaalen)
14th, Dokzaal, Amsterdam (w/ Chad VanGaalen)
15th Incubate, Tillburg (w/ Chad VanGaalen)
22nd The Hope, Brighton
23rd Birthdays, London
We all have cousins, but COUSINS are not actually cousins. COUSINS are Leigh and Aaron (not Lee Aaron) and they are, and have been the hardest working band in Halifax, Nova Scotia for some time. COUSINS are a guitar/drums duo that play the rock and roll music of and for today; their Halls of Wickwire are generously filled with fuzz and reverb.
There are/have been/forever will be ten thousand bands in Halifax, rising up, gasping for air, sinking, stuck in the mud, or flaring up like model rockets over the harbour’s shitty waters. The geographic, cultural, and economic factors of the region take their toll on the lifespan of the average Atlantic Canadian rock unit. But these COUSINS have persisted and carry on. After several years of skin shedding metamorphosis, near-endless north American touring, two full length albums, and a string of limited edition releases on various formats and labels, they’ve grown up, they sound refreshed and unencumbered by the weight of the region, or their own history. This band is poised, clean, and lean.
This COUSINS version of rock and roll music will break through fences and set off roman candles. It is devastating and joyful, full of love and punk romance. It will fix your bike and leave paint under your fingernails. It is music that will shake off all that faux, dead, cool.
This record will change your life if you let it. A heartbreaker and a healer, it looks an awful world dead in the eye, fills the lungs up with all that pain and worry, and then comes back breathing a beautiful fire. This is the fine art of defense and hope. A ramshackle monument built over a steady spring of melancholy. Electricity and blood in the lines. Guitar and drums. A musical avalanche set apart from the macho and debaucherous posturing and fictions of rock culture.
This is a sound set loose, rolling down hill in a shopping cart, at once full of confidence, excitement, dread, and anticipation.
The specs for the detail oriented:
– COUSINS are Leigh Dotey & Aaron Mangle.
– This is the third COUSINS full length album, and their first with Mutations Record Co.
– The album was recorded in a week at Candle Studios in Toronto, Engineered by Josh Karody
(Beliefs) and Produced by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck).
– There is a Wickwire law firm in Halifax, Nova Scotia and a Wickwire assisted living home in
Wolfville, Nova Scotia. You be the judge.