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Monday, 11 June 2012

We Silkscreen

That's what we've been doing for the last week.
T-shirts, Cassettestival Box Sets, Tapes and more tapes........
we even brought back the compact disc.

Monday, June 11th
For Immediate Release:

So far, 2012 has been a great year to East-Coast pop-rock darlings, COUSINS from Halifax. From a lengthy North American tour down to South by South West, to an awesome new record out on Saved By Vinyl; the question simply remains, what’s next? This North by North East, Out of Sound Records are celebrating a great year (so far) for Cousins by releasing a limited edition, live cassette.

Out of Sound has long been an important imprint in the DIY community.  While, having released music in the past for such acts as Shotgun Jimmie, Wintersleep and their favourite ELEVATOR; current East-Coast gems like Glory Glory & Cursed Arrows still call OoS home.  We’re extremely excited to unveil the release at Out of Sound’s NXNE 2012 Showcase; Thursday, June 14 at the Annex Live (Cousins play at 2:00 a.m).

The seven-song cassette was recorded on Friday, April 27th at APK Live in London, Ontario as part of the Half a Dino concert series.  The raw energy of their performance is expertly captured on tape, and one can’t help but feel involved.  The album packaging was silk-screened by hand, with Aaron Mangle of Cousins contributing the artwork. 

This release showcases one of Canada’s premier East-Coast acts, while exemplifying the strong DIY force driving much of this country’s music scene. While the songs sound near perfect, there are minor imperfections that reveal a honesty, often only found in bootlegs.  The limited release is a celebration of Cousins as one of Halifax’s best acts; yet it is also a celebration of a DIY community that’s flourishing.  Get yours while you still can.

Side A:
            “Secret Weapon”
            “What's Ur Name”
Side B:

Out of Sound Records' Showcase @ NXNE 2012:

Thursday June 14th | The Annex Live
296 Brunswick Avenue (Bloor/Bathurst)
FREE with wristband
8:00 p.m.

COUSINS - 2:00 a.m. | Wild Domestic - 1:15 a.m.
Esther Grey - 12:30 p.m. | The Hamptons - 11:45 p.m.
Say Domino - 11:00 p.m. | Dutch Toko - 10:15 pm.
Lonnie in the Garden 9:30 p.m. | I  Smell Blood - 8:45 p.m.
The Lava & Ash - 8:00 p.m.

Out of Sound bandcamp:

OoS Twitter at NXNE:!/outofsound | #oosnxne

Half a Dino Bootleg Series:    

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