Canadian band The Besnard Lakes have announced the release of a new album called The Besnard Lakes Are The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings which will be out on January 29th, 2021 via Flemish Eye Records and Fat Cat Records. According to the press release, they dispensed with a timeline and instead took all the time they needed to conceive, compose, record and mix the album.
Some of its songs are old, resurrected from demos cast aside years ago. Others were literally wood-shedded in the cabin behind band members Lasek and Goreas’ Rigaud Ranch – invented and reinvented, relishing this rougher sound. Some of that distortion makes its way into the final mix: an incandescent crackle that had receded from the Besnards’ more recent output.
We already shared “Raindrops“; “Our Heads, Our Hearts on Fire Again” is a new excerpt. Listen below and check our chat with the band about the new album, the current situation, the tenth anniversary of their third album and much more.