Cousins, the big and booming duo of Aaron Mangle and Leigh Dotey, are releasing their new album, Halls Of Wickwire, on May 13. It will be a co-release with Ba Da Bing and Hand Drawn Dracula.
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. Produced by Graham Walsh (holy fuck, Metz, Hannah Georgas) Halls Of Wickwire is warm and fully blasted and it’s a recording that finally matches their powerful live shows.
The first song to be released from the album, Mess, is a perfect indication of the volume to come. A driving drumbeat builds to an explosive chorus while the guitar mops up the wreckage left behind.
You can catch Cousins live on the following dates:
* with Chad Vangaalen
May 14 :: Boston, MA :: TT The Bear’s Place *
May 15 :: Brooklyn, NY :: Bell House *
May 16 :: Philadelphia, PA :: Milkboy *
May 17 :: Washington, DC :: Rock N 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 :: Pike Room *