Cousin Earth are gearing up for the release of Human Music, the group’s second album, and have released the video for “Train Luck,” a rebuke of the NYC subway system and MTA as a whole. The unique lyric video has a late 70s early music video feel, pulling on influences from Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention and overlapping vocals that create a symphonic sound over the ukulele driven solos.
Bassist Corey Feldman shares his frustrations. “As long-time New Yorkers, we have learned to channel our deep hatred for ‘train traffic’ by playing this song. Joe Calfa crafted this tune, and we all immediately jumped on board as we have all felt the wrath of mass transit.” Given recent frustrations with the city’s handling of the aging subway system, “Train Luck” channels the mood towards the MTA perfectly.
Cousin Earth’s upcoming album Human Music is due out on April 27 on all platforms and they’ll perform that night at Bowery Electric with The Phyrg and Hunt for Hunter.