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LOST COUSINS SHARE NEW DREAM ROCK ALBUM “POINT NO POINT” + SINGLE ‘CARRIED’
Toronto, ON – July 21, 2023 – Today, dream rock outfit Lost Cousins shares their highly anticipated sophomore album, ‘Point No Point’ (Pheromone Recordings / Cadence Music Group). The album promises to take listeners on an introspective journey, exploring relationship dynamics and transformative experiences set to the band’s signature layered harmonies and intricate instrumentation. As part of the album’s release, the band is excited to introduce the track, ‘Carried…,’ a heartfelt and emotional exploration of love, guilt, and the impact of personal change.
Each track on the album serves as an opus of its own, creating the enchanting labyrinth that is ‘Point No Point.’ It’s a collection of stories; a labour of love spanning years, a testament to an unwavering dedication to a vision and telling a story that resonates with the depths of the soul.
As with their debut album ‘In Scenery’, the narrative that flows throughout ‘Point No Point’ follows familiar and intertwining dichotomies and the accompanying emotions that result: rural versus urban living, periods of isolation versus time spent surrounded by friends and loved ones. It’s an immersive experience, evoking vivid memories and filled with the lush sounds of forest lakes, the expanse of the Pacific Ocean, the cozy embrace of Toronto apartments, and the enchanting beauty of the Laurentians. In keeping with the album’s themes of nostalgia and discovery, Lost Cousins chose to self-record at a remote mountaintop chalet near Val-David, Quebec, living and working together for an entire summer. In order to fully realize their sonic visions, Lost Cousins enlisted the expertise of co-owner of Union Sound in Toronto, Leon Taheny (Owen Pallett, Fucked Up, METZ, Weaves, The Rural Alberta Advantage), for engineering and co-production assistance. The accomplished Austin-based engineer, Chris Shaw (Death Cab for Cutie, Wilco, Modest Mouse, and Half Moon Run), handled the album’s mixing, ensuring the music reached its full potential.
On the single ‘Carried…’, lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Cam Duffin shares that in essence, the track ‘is an emotional journey that explores a complex love/hate relationship with a place, intertwining it with the bittersweetness of a significant move. This heartfelt song delves deep into the feelings of guilt that arise from making personal changes that affect those around us, leaving a lingering weight as a persistent reminder.”
As with many of the tracks that make up the album, ‘Carried…’ underwent a transformative evolution, with the group experimenting and exploring different arrangements. The core of the song resonated so deeply with the band that they made the conscious decision to strip back much of the intricate production, delivering a clear and intentional message without any distractions. Written just before embarking on a cross-country move, the single encapsulates a sense of being trapped in a monotonous routine and evokes a growing desire to break free. As part of “Point No Point,” the song contributes to a broader exploration of relationship dynamics, offering profound insights into the resilience of bonds tested during transformative journeys.
On the album’s title, ‘Point No Point,’ the band wanted to convey the ongoing and ever-evolving nature of personal stories, symbolizing a longing for more meaningful experiences. The album’s eleven tracks mark a significant milestone in Lost Cousins’ growth and artistic evolution, standing as a resounding testament to their labour of love spanning years, multiple locations, and countless creative cycles. Each song showcases the band’s unwavering commitment to creating honest and emotionally resonant music. From powerful melodies and poignant lyrics to the swooping soundscapes and enchanting orchestration, the album allows listeners to immerse themselves in a unique departure from the ordinary.
“Point No Point” is an extraordinary musical offering that captures the essence of Lost Cousins’ creative journey, and fans can expect a deeply moving and unforgettable experience.
Point No Point Track List
1. A Thousand Waves
3. Plain Sight
4. Move Slow
8. Be There After Dark
9. With Love From Beyond
10. Waiting on the Other Side
Saturday, July 22nd – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe Tavern
Lost Cousins is:
Cam Duffin: Vocals, Piano, Synthesizer, Drums, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Percussion
Lloyd McArton: Guitar, Saxophone
Thomas Dashney: Synthesizer, Keyboards
Sean MacTaggart: Bass Guitar
Marcus Sisk: Drums