Because I need this in print somewhere on the internet – I am calling the Falcons to be in the Super Bowl. Now that I’ve made this clear and will either be proven right or wrong sooner or later, let’s move on to California Cousins. They’re what happens when dudes grow up with the likes of Dashboard Confessional, covered it up by also spinning Underoath, but then grew into men who love them some Modern Baseball. All of that accumulated on their latest, George’s Bridge.
The beginning and the end of the record came and went with a chaotic calm. “Soft Earth” and “Your Kitchen Floor” create the walls that held in a ton of emotion driven words. While the ends did their job well, it was “Your Backyard” in the middle that proved to be the best one, for me anyway. It was the one I felt played the best with the music that surrounded it. That’s not to say “Let the Cold in” it to be swept under the rug. It’d be the second in command if we were to place them in some sort of greatest to least order.
Predictions are not a gift of mine, but I have them from time to time. Falcons for the Super Bowl and California Cousins hoping on some notable tours this coming year with bands like Dads and You Blew It! They’ll open and gain a handful of fans a night with these handful of tracks and then some. If you’re a fan of emo induced indie rock, check out California Cousins’ George’s Bridge, out now.