The Besnard Lakes, have announced their new full-length The Besnard Lakes Are The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings will drop on January 29, via Flemish Eye/Fat Cat Records. Today, the band have shared the album’s lead-single “Raindrops,” along with a video that was shot by Joseph Yarmush. “This song and video details a psychedelic flight through the mind while deep in an altered state. The song lyrically references the death of Mark Hollis from Talk Talk (“Garden of Eden spirited”) and also describes the idea of evolution determining the story of the Garden of Eden,” says the band.
The Besnard Lakes Are The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings is a double LP. “Near Death” is the title of the first side. “Death,” “After Death,” and “Life” follow next. It’s a journey into (and back from) the brink: the story of the Besnard Lakes’ own odyssey but also a remembrance of others’, especially the death of Lasek’s father in 2019. Being on your deathbed is perhaps the most psychedelic trip you can go on: in Lasek’s father’s case, he surfaced from a morphine dream to talk about “a window” on his blanket, with “a carpenter inside, making intricate objects.” That experience pervades the album.
The Besnard Lakes Are The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings
FatCat/Flemish Eye Records
3. Christmas Can Wait
4. Our Heads, Our Hearts On Fire Again
5. Feuds With Guns
6. The Dark Side Of Paradise
7. New Revolution
8. The Father Of Time Wakes Up
9. The Last Of The Great Thunderstorm Warnings