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.
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 a 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.
Cousins “The Halls of Wickwire,” May 13th 2014, via Hand Drawn Dracula & Ba Da Bing