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Blue Cougars - Behind You! now available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, etc!



Blue Cougars began as an imaginary band. Adrian (drums), Erin (bass) and Nick (guitar) are Blue Cougars: a power trio that exists on the razor's edge of reality and dream. With such an ethereal and nonsensical concept in mind, it is incredible that 'The Cougz' get anything done.

The band's latest album Behind You! was recorded live off the floor at Wildlife Sanctuary Studios in April 2017. Blue Cougars' current sound combines elements of blues, jazz and rock. Mixed by Erin, the eight-track Behind You! explores classic movie monsters and their continued presence in modern society through their signature art-rock/lounge-Cramps style.

Blue Cougars' first recording, Wake Up, was created in the Cousins' basement and released in January 2014. Mixing layered live performances with found sounds, Wake Up could be considered dreamy post-punk.

Adrian Pasen has played drums, keyboard, guitar and bass with bands in Toronto and Berlin, including ADHD The Band, Love Anna, Broadband, all-female Nirvana tribute band Hervana and Rolling Stones tribute band Some Girls, Tim Isherwood and Chinawoman/Michelle Gurevich (Party Girl).
Nick Cousins is a guitarist, vocalist and harmonica player. He is a music teacher, a student of musicology and performs with Rolling Stones tribute band Some Girls.
Erin Cousins is a vocalist, bassist and keyboard player. She mixes and produces The Cougz recordings. Erin also plays bass in Toronto's all-female Nirvana tribute band Hervana and Rolling Stones tribute band Some Girls. She also does the visual art for The Cougz.

Nice Things

Tim Condon of Fresh Snow on Wake Up: "Erin Saunderson (and Nick Cousins) have made an album that is immersive, complex and equal parts melodic and textural. It reminds me of the best parts of PJ Harvey, Brian Borcherdt, Kate Bush and at times Grandaddy. Well worth investigating!"

Jim Bravo of Hollow Earth on Wake Up: "Everything good from the 90's..."

Toronto dark electro/synth-pop artist Make Haste remixed "Joan" off Wake Up and it was released in August 2014. Blue Cougars released the Tim Condon/Fresh Snow remix of "27 Degrees" in September 2014.



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