Cousins are a garage band from Halifax, Nova Scotia, that makes sweet n’ heavy, raucous pop music. Formed in 2009 by Aaron Mangle, the project’s lineup fluctuates with additional members Leigh Dotey and Pat Ryan. For this session, Aaron and Leigh performed as a duo before sitting down with Maia to talk about getting over stage fright, and sharing a bit about our neighbors to the way north — most notably that Halifax apparently has its own version of Brooklyn, just across the bridge. In the Spring of 2013, the band will release a new LP and a split EP with their band BFF Construction & Destruction.

Featured song: “Singing”

Cousins’ The Palm At The End Of The Mind is available now from Saved By Vinyl Records.

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Cousins’ official site:
Twitter: @cousinscousins

About BTR Live Studio:
BTR Live Studio features a mix of breaking and established musicians playing exclusive sets in our studios, then sitting down for a chat with host Maia Macdonald. Maia is a musician and DJ who’s been involved with the music scene for a number of years and has a knack for asking the questions that musicians actually enjoy answering. Watch more episodes of BTR Live Studio on our Blip page: