Watch COUSINS Play With Food, Make An Existential 'Mess'

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

Cynthia Orgel WRITTEN BY
Cynthia Orgel

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

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