After spending the winter writing and refining new material in the spare bedroom studio in their east Toronto home, Lost Cousins is set to release a string of new 7” singles over the coming months. Recorded at Royal Mountain Studios, “Quarters” was produced by Nixon Boyd (Hollerado, Stella Ella Ola) and mastered by Noah Mintz (The National, Broken Social Scene).
Family isn’t always bound by blood. In the case of Lost Cousins it is bound through the kindred connection found in their distinct blend of psych rock. Coming together as students in Kingston, ON, Dylan Cantlon Hay, Cam Duffin, Lloyd McArton and Thomas Dashney had humble beginnings at house concerts and basement performances, where they became known for their high-energy live shows and memorable songwriting. Making use of gang vocals, delay-drenched guitars, and dreamy synthesizers, the four-piece continues to experiment with sonic boundaries and sprawling shifts in dynamics. With celestial textures and creative rhythms, the Toronto-based quartet combines influences from the past with soulful lyrics to create groove-oriented songs that feel both honest and alive.
The band’s thoughts on the song:
“‘Quarters’ depicts the struggle to find purpose in a life path that not everyone can relate to. In order to get out of your own head and into places where you can truly explore your surroundings, it’s often necessary to step out of your comfort zone. The song describes accepting transformation, and embracing the highs and lows that go hand in hand with experiencing new perspectives.”