“Five Minutes With” Toronto Band Lost Cousins

For the indie psych rock outfit Lost Cousins, grappling with life transitions—and the domino effects of those choices—is at the core of their sprawling, celestial-sounding debut LP to be released February 1st, 2019 via Pheromone Recordings. The record is a sweeping, anthemic tribute to the things one loses or gives up; the places one longs for, especially as one grows up and moves on. Pushing forward and leaning into change isn’t as easy as it looks. It’s a record that spans the entire country and collapses back into itself; feeling like a swelling tide in the ocean with a significant, sweet comedown like when the tide settles on the beach. The band has toured throughout Canada and the United States, including opening spots for The Strumbellas, Hollerado, and The Wooden Sky. Recent Canadian festival performances include sets at Wayhome (2015), CityFolk (2016), NXNE (2017), and Hillside Festival (2017). Lost Cousins is Cam Duffin (drums), Lloyd McArton (guitar, saxophone), and Thomas Dashney (keyboards).

Lost Cousins
Photo by Dave Gillespie

Name:  Lost Cousins

Genre: Psych Rock

Founded: 2015

# of Albums: 1 (Out Feb 1)

Latest Release: “In Scenery” (out Feb 1st)

Latest Single: “Montreal”

Latest Video: “Montreal”

Favourite Restaurant:

North of Brooklyn

Favourite band as a teenager:


Favourite band now:

Tame Impala

Guilty Pleasure Song:

Tears for Fears – Sowing the seeds of love

Live Show Ritual:

Indulging in a (legal) joint

Favourite local artist:


Sneaky Dees nachos, pasta from Terroni or a superfood salad from Fresh?

Sneaky Dee’s nachos without a doubt!

Queen or College St?


Trinity Bellwoods or Highpark, Riverdale or Kew Gardens?

Trinity Bellwoods

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Night owl

Road or studio?


Swiss Chalet or Roti?


Where can we follow you?

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

@lostcousinsband on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Shows or albums coming up?

Feb 1 – our album “In Scenery” comes out

Show dates:

Feb 8 – Kingston – The Mansion

Feb 15 – Toronto – Great Hall



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