The Besnard Lakes

Music video for “The Plain Moon” by The Besnard Lakes

“The Plain Moon” is a powerful and gritty track off of The Besndard Lakes’ upcoming record, A Coliseum Complex Museum. The group just released an accompanying music video which flashes between desolate fields, distorted images of the band and perfectly timed electric pulses.

A Coliseum Complex Museum comes out January 22nd.


New track from The Besnard Lakes!

Back in October, Montreal’s very own, The Besnard Lakes, announced the release of their newest piece of work, A Coliseum Complex Museum. The record is due out January 22nd on Jagjaguwar. The Besnard Lakes are no strangers to the world of music as they’ve been delighting the world with music since 2003. Their latest album is a collection of tracks inspired by the band’s infatuation with the paranormal and they readily admit that after all these years, they’re done hiding the fact that yes, they like nature. About the record Jace Lasek says:

“For a long time we were trying to keep secret that we love being out in nature,” admits Jace. “Because it’s kinda cliché. But with this record we decided to stop fighting what we love so much. So the front cover actually has a lake on it, but it’s also got this giant orb shooting light into the water, which is creating a hole that’s opening a portal to the coliseum complex museum. It’s kinda fucked.”

The band just released their newest single, “Plain Moon”, an ethereal, dreamy indie rock track the sits perfectly next to their other single, “Golden Lion.”


Album announcement from The Besnard Lakes of Montreal

Founded in 2003, The Besnard Lakes is a Montreal-build band consisting of husband and wife Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas with Kevin Laing, Richard White, Robbie MacArthur and Sheenah Ko. The name of the project comes from a body of water in Saskatchewan which Jace and Olga make a point to visit yearly.

Not only are they announcing one album but two! November 13th The Golden Lion EP will be released and a couple months later on January 22nd the LP, A Coliseum Complex Museum, will be released both on Jagjaguwar (US record label) and Outside (Canadian record label).

To tease you and give you a taste of what’s in store, The Besnard Lakes released the title track single off of The Golden Lion EP:

You can pre-order the The Golden Lion EP on vinyl here or download it on iTunes AND can pre-order their upcoming LP on iTunes, Amazon, as a BUNDLE which includes the CD as well OR check to see if your local record store is carrying it. Chances are they’ll order it if you request! GO VINYL!

Featured image by George Ko, courtesy of Pitch Perfect PR.