THE BESNARD LAKES RELEASE THE BESNARD LAKES ARE THE DIVINE WIND DIGITALLY + SHARE VISUAL ACCOMPANIMENT TO “THE DIVINE WIND”
Following the release of the Besnard Lakes’ A Coliseum Complex Museum last year, the Canadian five piece is back with a companion EP, an astral, honeyed 12” with two tracks the band wasn’t able to fit on the record. Today, The Besnard Lakes Are the Divine Wind is available digitally, while the LP will be released on March 3rd.
“Laura Lee,” a sibling track to the album’s illustrious first single, “The Golden Lion,” sprawls – a spacious, lush stretch filled with reverb-laden drums echoing around Goreas’ otherworldly vocals. Title track “The Divine Wind” finds the band at its most psychedelic, a sustained keyboard building into a bombastic coda, pierced by Jace Lasek’s unmistakable falsetto.
The Besnard Lakes will also be embarking on a worldwide tour this spring – dates can be found below.
In addition, The Besnard Lakes has released a visual accompaniment to “The Divine Wind.” A creeping, lo-fi aesthetic laden with abstract, colorful psychedelia, the band hit the nail on the head in translating the dreaminess of its sonics into optics.
From Jace Lasek
“Oggy and I have wanted to make a video for a long time. We’ve been shooting and collecting short moving images for quite some time now and this video is kind of the result of that collection. A lot of this imagery was shot up at Besnard Lake (although with the treatment you’d never know it). Originally we wanted to make a video that was a cross between Spiritualized’s “Shine a Light” and Richard Ashcroft’s “Bittersweet Symphony.” We quickly realized this was impossible so we made this one instead. You gotta start somewhere.”
THE BESNARD LAKES 2017 TOUR DATES
Wed., May 3 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East – Upstairs
Thu., May 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
Fri., May 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Sat., May 6 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
Mon., May 8 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle – Backroom
Tue., May 9 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Purgatory Stage
Wed., May 10 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
Thu., May 11 – Houston, TX @ Walters Downtown
Fri., May 12 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
Sat., May 13 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Mon., May 15 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Tue., May 16 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
Tue., May 23 – Liverpool, UK @ Magnet
Wed., May 24 – Glasgow, UK @ Hug & Pint
Thu., May 25 – Manchester, UK @ The Ruby Lounge
Fri., May 26 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Sat., May 27 – London, UK @ Oslo
Mon., May 29 – Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
Tue., May 30 – Cardiff, UK @ The Globe Live Music Venue
Wed., May 31 – Kortrijk, BE @ De Kreun