The Besnard Lakes, the Montreal collective fronted by husband-and-wife duo Olga Goreas and Jace Lasek, has returned, crafting a majestic, sprawling vision of guitar bombast and captivating pop experiments.
On March 8th of 2010, Jagjaguwar will release The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night, a twisting chronicle of spies, double agents, novelists and aspiring rock gods turned violent. Loyalty, dishonor, love, and hatred are all seen through the eyes of two spies, communicating through short wave in code and fighting a war that may or may not be real.
February 8th, a standout song from the new LP, "Albatross," will be released on a vinyl 12" with the gentle and ghostly exclusive b-side, "Four Long Lines." “Albatross” has all the swagger of a Stevie Nicks-led Fleetwood Mac classic or Roy Orbisonreimagined as a rollicking, snakeskin-booted Mazzy Star — dousing it all in gas and throwing the match as we hear its tale of Vancouver’s skid row and its inhabitants.
February 8th, 2010
Side A: "Albatross"
Side B: "Four Long Lines"
The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night CD/LP/Digital
March 8th, 2010
1. Like The Ocean, Like The Innocent; Pt. 1: The Ocean
2. Like The Ocean, Like The Innocent; Pt. 2: The Innocent
3. Chicago Train
5. Glass Printer
6. Land of Living Skies; Pt. 1: The Land
7. Land of Living Skies; Pt. 2: The Living Skies
8. And This is What We Call Progress
9. Light Up The Night
10. The Lonely Moon