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“It may take a little time to adjust to Cousins. The band's leader, Eddie Taylor, used to front the crunchy garage rock duo The Loners, and he howled about teenage woes. But in Cousins, Taylor sings melodically on songs he sometimes calls pretty. At 52, it seems, he's finally grown out of punk rock. A band of area veterans add harmonies and rather lush arrangements. The four members that round out the second iteration of the Cousins lineup—Jeff Clarke, Greg Rice, Mike Tutt and Greg Clayton—have all been longtime admirers of Taylor's work, both with The Loners and his first foray in the Raleigh area, Big Joe. But they were surprised to learn that they'd be playing mature pop-rock, not primitive blasts.”