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Watch: The Besnard Lakes - “The Plain Moon” Video

A Coliseum Complex Museum Due Out January 22, 2016 via Jagjaguwar

Jan 07, 2016 The Besnard Lakes
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Canada’s The Besnard Lakes are releasing a brand new album, A Coliseum Complex Museum, on January 22 via Jagjaguwar. We’ve already been treated to “Golden Lion” and “The Plain Moon.” Now “The Plain Moon” has a video. Joseph Yarmush directed the clip, which features manipulated live and studio footage of the band. Below is the video and the band’s tour dates.

The band’s Olga Goreas discussed the video with Noisey, who premiered it: “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.”

A Coliseum Complex Museum is the follow-up to 2013’s fantastic Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO, which received its share of critical acclaim but was still criminally underappreciated/under-heard in our opinion. The Besnard Lakes lineup is still anchored by founding members and husband and wife team Jace Lasek (guitars/vocals) and Olga Goreas (vocals/bass), along with long-term drummer Kevin Laing. For this album they are joined by Sheenah Ko (keys/vocals) and Robbie Macarthur (guitar). Previous guitarist Richard White still collaborates in the studio but no longer tours with the band.

A limited number of deluxe pre-orders of the album come with a metal sigil handcrafted by Goreas and inspired by her father. “I made 11 sigils after my dad passed away almost four years ago,” Goreas said in a press release. “Each sigil has a particular meaning and there are 11 of them because he died in November of 2011 and numerologically speaking, 11 represents a rebuilding of sorts. In a way, our last album was about endings and this album is about beginning again.”

Also read our 2013 interview with The Besnard Lakes.

The Besnard Lakes Tour Dates:

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


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