INDIE88 / 88.1FM Radio premiered COUSINS‘ new video directed by Mackenzie Burke for the summer anthem “Ocean” today. “The hazy, VHS-styled new vid will have you wishing you were at the beach in no time.”

“Now, with its latest album, The Halls of Wickwire — its first for relentlessly on-point Toronto indie label Hand Drawn Dracula — the Halifax duo of Aaron Mangle and Leigh Dotey has, under the stewardship of producer/mixer Graham Walsh (of Holy F—) and engineer Josh Korody (of Beliefs), pulled off a studio recording that comes remarkably close to duplicating the entire might, meat and melody of a Cousins gig for the benefit of your headphones and your living-room system.” ~ The Star Entertainment / Ben Rayner

The Halls of Wickwire is OUT NOW! | BUY HERE | “10 songs of pure high-powered, joyful punk fun” ~ INDIE88/88.1FM


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“Today, Halifax garage-rock power-duo COUSINS release their third LP, The Halls of Wickwire and with it, this badass boxing video for “Body.” New to Hand Drawn Dracula Records, Cousins is one of the hardest working bands around; the album was produced by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck, Metz) and Josh Korody (Beliefs, Fucked Up), so it sounds fucking tight. Yeah, it sounds like it was made in a basement but the basement is worth two million dollars. A gorgeous knock-out rock-out. The dream team starts an eastern tour tomorrow.” ~ NOISEY/VICE Premiere.

DOOMSQUAD premiered “a Dada-inspired video” for Head Spirit (For Our Mechanical Time) on UK’s The Line of Best Fit.

“Doomsquad exist in the crossover spaces, the fringes and thresholds of contrasting opposites, the urban landscapes versus the wild forests, chaos versus intricate arrangement, fear versus refuge.” ~ The Line of Best Fit


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Ahead of the May 13the release, COUSINS The Halls of Wickwire is available to stream in FULL over at EXCLAIM! Magazine, Impose Magazine, and more.

HDD put the band in Toronto’s Candle Recording studio with Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck, etiquette, Metz) and Josh Korody (Beliefs, Greys, Fucked Up) to record the 10-song collection described as “the ghost of a young Walkmen frontman tackling a head-banging proclamation of internal struggle and motivation” ~ PORTALS
 
08/09/14   Kingston ON : Wolfe Island Music Festival
07/19/14   Dawson YT : Dawson City Music Festival
06/29/14   Minneapolis MN : 7th ST. Entry
06/27/14   Winnipeg MB : Windsor Hotel
06/26/14   Saskatoon SK : Vangelis Tavern
06/25/14   Calgary AB : Palamino
06/24/14   Edmonton AB : Wunderbar
06/21/14   Seattle WA : Tractor Tavern w/ Chad VanGallen
06/20/14   Eugene OR : Sam Bond’s Garage w/ Chad VanGallen
06/19/14   Oakland CA : The New Parish w/ Chad VanGallen
06/18/14   Los Angeles CA : The Echo w/ Chad VanGallen
06/17/14   San Francisco CA : Brick & Mortar Music Hall w/ Chad VanGallen
06/15/14   Portland OR : Mississippi Studios w/ Chad VanGallen
06/13/14   Vancouver BC : Media Club
06/12/14   Victoria BC : Lucky Bar
05/25/14   Hamilton ON : The Casbah w/ Chad VanGallen
05/24/14   Toronto ON : Lee’s Palace w/ Chad VanGallen
05/23/14   Pontiac MI : The Pike Room at The Crofoot w/ Chad VanGallen
05/22/14   Chicago IL : Empty Bottle w/ Chad VanGallen
05/21/14   Indianapolis IN : Do317 Lounge w/ Chad VanGallen
05/20/14   Columbus OH : The Basement w/ Chad VanGallen
05/19/14   Cincinnati OH : MOTR Pub w/ Chad VanGallen
05/18/14   Pittsburgh PA : Brillobox w/ Chad VanGallen
05/17/14   Washington DC : Rock and Roll Hotel w/ Chad VanGallen
05/16/14   Philadelphia PA : Milkboy w/ Chad VanGallen
05/15/14   Brooklyn NY : The Bell House w/ Chad VanGallen
05/14/14   Cambridge MA : Bear’s Place w/ Chad VanGallen
05/13/14   Montreal PQ : Cabaret w/ Chad VanGallen

DOOMSQUAD share their new music video for “Disremember/Dismemberment” (NSFW) from their debut album “Kalaboogie“. The video was directed by Luke McCutcheon, with art directoion by Trevor Wheatley, and editing by Colin Murdock.

PRAISES EP1 | HDD035 | BUY HERE

1. Breathing In
2. Way Back When
3. The Devil
4. Confessor
 

PRAISES is the solo project of BELIEFS co-founder Jesse Crowe. Following the world-wide critical acclaim of Beliefs, Jesse wasted no time and headed into Toronto’s Candle Recording Studio (Owen Pallet, Austra, F’d Up) to put her creative energy into a 4 song EP filled with Dream Pop, Freak Folk, and Madchester sounds.

Praises debut performance at CMW May 08th at Toronto’s Silver Dollar with Strands, Omhouse, Red Mass, RLMDL, and Operators (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits).

“quatre morceaux rendant grâce à son timbre de voix titillant celui d’une Patti Smith” ~ Hartzine (FR)

Praises featured: Hartzine (FR) Warszawa (Japan), Indienative (Japan), PIC Mag (Japan), Photog (CAN)


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Halifax indie-rock duo COUSINS premiere their condiment-heavy new video for “Mess” via SPIN & Exclaim! Magazine today! Cousin’s much anticipated third full-length The Halls of Wickwire is set for release on May 13th 2014 via Hand Drawn Dracula. Catch them on tour with Chad VanGaalen throughout North America with more Canadian dates TBA.

“bold, tastefully fuzzy garage-rock” ~ SPIN
 
06/22/14 Spokane WA : The Bartlett w/ Chad VanGallen
06/21/14 Seattle WA : Tractor Tavern w/ Chad VanGallen
06/20/14 Eugene OR : Sam Bond’s Garage w/ Chad VanGallen
06/19/14 Oakland CA : The New Parish w/ Chad VanGallen
06/18/14 Los Angeles CA : The Echo w/ Chad VanGallen
06/17/14 San Francisco CA : Brick & Mortar Music Hall w/ Chad VanGallen
06/15/14 Portland OR : Mississippi Studios w/ Chad VanGallen
05/25/14 Hamilton ON : The Casbah w/ Chad VanGallen
05/24/14 Toronto ON : Lee’s Palace w/ Chad VanGallen
05/23/14 Pontiac MI : The Pike Room at The Crofoot w/ Chad VanGallen
05/22/14 Chicago IL : Empty Bottle w/ Chad VanGallen
05/21/14 Indianapolis IN : Do317 Lounge w/ Chad VanGallen
05/20/14 Columbus OH : The Basement w/ Chad VanGallen
05/19/14 Cincinnati OH : MOTR Pub w/ Chad VanGallen
05/18/14 Pittsburgh PA : Brillobox w/ Chad VanGallen
05/17/14 Washington DC : Rock and Roll Hotel w/ Chad VanGallen
05/16/14 Philadelphia PA : Milkboy w/ Chad VanGallen
05/15/14 Brooklyn NY : The Bell House w/ Chad VanGallen
05/14/14 Cambridge MA : Bear’s Place w/ Chad VanGallen
05/13/14 Montreal PQ : Cabaret w/ Chad VanGallen
04/12/14 Kingston ON : The Grad House
04/11/14 London ON : Call the Office
04/10/14 Guelph ON : Kazoo! Fest ~ eBar