The Foxx Lounge, – December 19, 2015 – Show starts at: 09:00 PM
Up and coming, Canadian indie rock band Lost Cousins performed last summer at the Wayhome Music and Arts Festival and there’s a local connection. The band’s lead singer, bassist, and main songwriter is Dylan Cantlon Hay, who was born and raised in Barrie and is an Eastview Secondary School alum. The four-piece band formed at Queen’s University in Kingston and has developed a large following in that city, as well as in Barrie, Toronto, and Ottawa.
Lost Cousins recently received national recognition when the band finished in the Top 10 of the CBC Radio Searchlight competition. More than 6,600 acts entered the contest, which was driven by public voting. The Lost Cousins song ‘Drift’ has been receiving radio airplay at campus radio stations and on CBC Radio 3. The song is from their recently released EP Not Now What We Were, featuring five original compositions, and produced by Darryl Neudorf (Neko Case, Blue Rodeo). The band has been busy touring in support of the album, including a number of dates for The Wooden Sky and a successful show at Canadian Music Week.
Formed in 2014 the band members met while attending Queen’s and all four just graduated this spring. Lost Cousins is Hay, Cam Duffin (drums), Thomas Dashney (keyboards), and Lloyd McArton (guitar/saxophone). This is an indie rock outfit that is continually trying to push the boundaries. The group’s music is definitely original, but if you had to compare it wouldn’t do any harm to mention bands like Wilco, The Shins, or artists like Stevie Wonder and The Band. The majority of Lost Cousins’ songs have many layers sonically, rhythmically, and lyrically. In addition to standard indie rock instruments like guitar, keyboards, and drums, the band also utilizes saxophone, trumpet, and mandolin, as well as multi-part harmonies, to conjure up it’s unique sound. To download the EP for free, check out tour dates & videos, and learn more about Lost Cousins please visit findlostcousinsband.com