The Cousins drop “Rattlesnake Love” on March 17

The Cousins are set to unleash their new full-length album Rattlesnake Love on March 17th.


Credit: Chris Phelps

The Cousins are real-life cousins, Kevin Hearn of Barenaked Ladies and Harland Williams

Harland and Kevin have been kindred spirits and collaborators on many different projects over the years, forging a strong family and musical bond starting when they were kids. In 2004 the duo released a four-track EP entitled The Love Song Years.

The new album features two songs from the 2004 EP, making them available online for the first time.

Meet The Cousins

BNL fans may well be familiar with Harland, not only from his work with Kev (he also appeared on one the Ladies’ Ships & Dip cruises); but also from his comedy and acting work. He has starred in numerous unforgettable roles including the pee-drinking cop in Dumb and Dumber, the loveable horse-killing stoner, Kenny in Half Baked, the hitchhiking serial killer in There’s Something About Mary, the silent motorcycle stud Slater, in Superstar, and the goof-ball astronaut Fred Z. Randall in Rocketman. He has done solo stand-up comedy specials for HBO, Comedy Central, CTV, and CBC, and is also seen regularly on Late Night with Conan O’Brian. In addition to his on-screen roles, Williams is now working behind the scenes as creator of the Disney Jr. animated show Puppy Dog Pals.

Rattlesnake Love features 11 eclectic and diverse tracks written and recorded in The Purple Pineapple Studios with Hearn at the production helm. Title track “Rattlesnake Love” features legendary JUNO and Genie Award-winning “agent provocateur” Carole Pope.


Kev said:

“I’m inspired by the adventurous works of artists such as David Lynch and Sun Ra. Harland and I go all over the musical map, from country to electropop. It’s fun to make music that doesn’t have to fit a certain criteria, whether it be regarding the style or sound, or who is going to be performing it,” says Hearn. “I’m inspired by the adventurous works of artists such as David Lynch and Sun Ra. Harland and I go all over the musical map, from country to electropop”.

and Harland added: 

“These songs came from deeply emotional places as well as insanely ridiculous places. It all has merit as long as you love the songs you create”.

Hear The Cousins

Introducing album title track “Rattlesnake Love”

Rattlesnake Love track list

Behind The Glass
Rattlesnake Love
Bikini Baby Breakdown
Broken Angel
Tropical Horizon
You Can Lie
Power Pound
The Clown
Attention Earthlings
Lover’s Heart


Credit: Chris Phelps

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