Cousins Announce New Album 'The Palm at the End of the Mind,' North American Tour

Cousins Announce New Album 'The Palm at the End of the Mind,' North American Tour
Last fall, Halifax garage rockers Cousins hinted that they were working on a new full-length, and it turns out the act weren't bluffing. The act will deliver The Palm at the End of the Mind on March 20 through Saved By Vinyl.

A press release explains that the record was tracked at both the band's home and at local studio the Echo Chamber by Dave Ewenson. The LP is described as having a "complex simplicity that employees the core ideals of great pop songwriting while diverging into dark and fascinating territory."

You can stream album opener "Jules" down below. Fans may be familiar with a couple of the tunes from the nine-song set, as both "Secret Weapon" and "Speech" previously appeared on a seven-inch.

On top of the new record, March finds Cousins kicking off a massive North American tour. First up is a show at Fredericton, NB's Gallery Connexion on March 1, and from there the group will hit up cities in Ontario, Quebec, BC and Alberta as they bounce between the U.S. and Canada until May. You can check the full schedule down below.

The Palm at the End of the Mind:

1. Jules
2. Baby
3. Khyber
4. Defense
5. Secret Weapon
6. Thunder
7. Speech
8. Throwing Rocks
9. Die

Tour dates:

3/1 Fredericton, NB - Gallery Connexion
3/2 Montreal, QC - Le Cagibi
3/3 Boston, MA - O'Brien's Pub
3/4 Brooklyn, NY - Big Snow
3/5 Brooklyn, NY - St. Vitus
3/6 Philadelphia, PA - TBA
3/7 Chapel Hill, NC - Nightlight
3/8 Atlanta, GA - The Cottage
3/9 Murfreesboro, TN - TBA
3/10 Chattanooga, TN - Sluggos
3/11 Little Rock, AR - TBA
3/12 Conway, AR - White House
3/13 Beaumont, TX - Victoria House
3/14 Houston, TX - Super Happy Fun Land
3/15 Austin, TX - SXSW (Pop Montreal Party)
3/16 Austin, TX - SXSW Hotel Vegas (Pop Montreal Showcase)
3/17 Austin, TX - SXSW
3/20 San Diego, CA - Tin Can Ale House
3/21 Los Angeles, CA - Silver Lake Lounge
3/23 Santa Cruz, CA - Pioneer
3/24 San Francisco, CA - NIP
3/25 Oakland, CA - TBA
3/27 Portland, OR - The Know
3/28 Portland, OR - Ella Street Social Club
3/29 Olympia, WA - TBA
3/30 Seattle, WA - Cairo
3/31 Vancouver, BC - The Astoria
4/ 3 Spokane, WA - Mootsy's
4/5 Calgary, AB - TBA
4/6 Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar
4/7 Calgary, AB - TBA
4/9 Fort Collins, CO - GNU Gallery
4/10 Denver, CO - Walnut Room
4/11 Omaha, NE - Farnam House
4/12 Rock Island, IL - Rozz Tox
4/13 Burnsville, MN - The Garage
4/14 Chicago, IL - TBA
4/15 Bloomington, IN - TBA
4/16 Cincinnati, OH - Marburg Collective
4/17 Columbus, OH - Cafe Bourbon St.
4/18 Pittsburgh, PA - TBA
4/19 Washington, DC - TBA
4/20 Baltimore, MD - TBA
4/21 Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium
4/22 New York, NY - Cake Shop
4/24 Detroit, MI - TBA
4/25 Windsor, ON - Phog Lounge
4/26 Sarnia, ON - Ups and Downs Pub
4/27 London, ON - APK Live
4/28 Toronto, ON - Silver Dollar
4/30 Peterborough, ON - The Spill
5/1 Kingston, ON - TBA
5/2 Ottawa, ON - Mercury Lounge
5/3 Montreal, QC - TBA
5/4 Montreal, QC - TBA
5/5 Quebec City, QC - TBA