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ROCK | California Cousins


With howled harmonies, lyrical structures that spread the edges of the music, and interesting, mathematical-esque guitar and drum work, California Cousins is well-constructed, infectious emo — closer to the original "emotional hardcore" that the genre started with, not the scenester whine it turned into. The band has a five-track EP, "George's Bridge," and a two-song offering, "Sorry, We Missed You," up on its Bandcamp right now, and both are solid spins for anyone into quality emo revival — think an intersection of Into It. Over It., Crash of Rhinos, and The World is a Beautiful Place.

California Cousins is performing a tour kickoff show on Wednesday, December 30, at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 9 p.m. $7-$9.;