The Besnard Lakes’ new album, A Coliseum Complex Museum, will be streaming in full starting next week ahead of its January 22nd release onJagjaguwar. The band has already previewed album tracks “Golden Lion” and “The Plain Moon.” Today, they unveil “The Plain Moon” video directed byJoseph Yarmush and debuted via Noisey.
The band’s Olga Goreas discussed the inspiration behind the video withNoisey. She says, “We probably love the supernatural as much as the natural, and we’ve always been fascinated with more esoteric elements, especially with regards to capturing them visually. There are these sigils I created that are flashed in the video. Each one represents a different positive idea. I actually use them for meditation, and the notion is that you visualize them and they can be realized.”
Fifteen years into their career, with a new line up and a renewed sense of ambition, The Besnard Lakes have created a concise record that expands upon the luscious vocal harmonies, dense guitar-work and classic 70s melodicism for which they have gained huge critical acclaim. They are creating a larger narrative about what it means to be a classic rock band with a deep and rich catalogue in the 21st Century.
Starting next month, The Besnard Lakes will tour Canada and Europe. In London, they’ve planned a special performance with a 13-piece band atIslington Assembly Hall on April 5th. Before that, the band will stop in Brooklyn for an in-store at Rough Trade on January 23rd. The show is free with no wristband required and the band will be doing a signing session after. Stay tuned for more U.S. tour news coming soon.
THE BESNARD LAKES TOUR DATES (new dates in bold):
Sat. Jan. 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Thu. Feb. 18 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Fri. Feb. 19 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Plaza St Hubert
Thu. Mar. 3 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle
Thu. Mar. 31 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
Fri. Apr. 1 – Birmingham, UK @ The Hare And Hounds
Sat. Apr. 2 – Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
Sun. Apr. 3 – Glasgow, UK @ The Hug & Pint
Mon. Apr. 4 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Tue. Apr. 5 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
Thu. Apr. 7 – Bruxelles, BE @ Botanique Rotonde
Fri. Apr. 8 – Amsterdam, NL @ Sugar Factory
Sat. Apr. 9 – Paris, FR @ Le Batofar
Sun. Apr. 10 – Koln, DE @ Gebäude 9
Mon. Apr. 11 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
Tue. Apr. 12 – Copenhagen, DK @ Beta
Wed. Apr. 13 – Berlin, DE @ Privat Club
Thu. Apr. 14 – Bezirk-Ottakring, AT @ Chelsea