The Besnard Lakes
Wednesday 23rd November 2011
Man Ray Sky
Doors 8:00 pm
Price £10 / £12
Jagjaguwar’s influential Canadian indie stars, The Besnard Lakes’, twisting chronicle, or fever dream, of spies, double agents, novelists and aspiring rock gods has turned violent. The city is burning, and it’s to the benefit of music obsessives everywhere. The husband-and-wife duo of Olga Goreas and Jace Lasek craft majestic, sprawling visions of guitar bombast and captivating pop experiments.
Their sound calls upon the influence of ELO and finer parts of the Alan Parsons Project in its orchestration. Still helped by the Ghost of Beach Boys Past, The Besnard Lakes have all the swagger of a Stevie Nicks-led Fleetwood Mac classic or Roy Orbison reimagined 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.
“The dark heart of Canada has landed, burning within the psychedelic dirge-pop of this husband and wife-led Montreal Collective.” – Uncut