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Watch COUSINS Play With Food, Make An Existential ‘Mess’

Canadian duo gear up for the May 13 release of 'The Halls of Wickwire' LP

picture-22641-1393275023Cynthia Orgel // April 1, 2014

COUSINS are on the cusp of releasing The Halls of Wickwire, their third album of bold, tastefully fuzzy garage-rock. In advance of the upcoming platter (which is out May 13 via Ba Da Bing! Records) we have the not-so-tasteful music video for anthemic LP cut “Mess.” The song delivers a pleasing blend of raucous guitars, crashing cymbals, and headstrong lyrics. The video, directed by Neal Moignard, offers a series of messy and confusing images: crabs piled high in glass tanks, fruits and veggies stuck in puddles of gelatinous goop, and the track’s existential chorus — “There’s no recipe / Nor a guide / In this life” — written on a mirror in mustard, mayo, and sriracha sauce, respectively.

Watch the clip above, and find tour dates below.

COUSINS tour dates:

May 13 – Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Mile-End
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
June 15 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
June 17 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar
June 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
June 19 – Oakland, CA @ Leo’s
June 20 – Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond’s Garage
June 21 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
June 22 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett