by Bill Pearis


Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, garage pop duo Cousins made a catchy racket on their 2012 album, The Palm at the End of the Mind. I caught them at M for Montreal that year and they were a lot of fun. The band have now signed with Ba Da Bing who will release their new album, The Halls of Wickwire, on May 13. You can stream the first track from the album, "Mess," right now, below.

Cousins will be in NYC this week, playing Glasslands on Wednesday (2/19) with Teen Men (member of Spinto Band), Cold Fronts and Spirit Plate. Tickets are on sale.

Then in May, Cousins will be on tour with fellow Canadian Chad VanGaalen, including the May 15 show at Brooklyn's Bell House. Tickets for that show are on still available.

All Cousins tour dates, plus streams of the new track and their 2012 album, below...


Cousins - 2014 Tour Dates
Feb 19 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn, NY
Mar 14 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
May 14 TT the Bear's Cambridge, MA *
May 15 Brooklyn NY, The Bell House *
May 16 Philadelphia PA, Milkboy *
May 17 Washington DC, Rock & Roll Hotel *
May 18 Pittsburgh PA, Brillobox *
May 19 Cincinnati OH, MOTR Pub *
May 20 Columbus OH, The Basement *
May 21 Indianapolis IN, Do317 Lounge *
May 22 Chicago IL, Empty Bottle *
May 23 Pontiac MI, The Pike Room at The Crofoot *

* opening for Chad VanGaalen

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