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The Besnard Lakes Are The Last Of The Great Thunderstorm Warnings (LP)

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The Besnard Lakes Are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings
The Besnard Lakes Are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings


The Besnard Lakes have passed through death and they'r e here to tell the tale. Nearly five yearsafter their last lightning-tinted volley, the magisterial Montreal psych-rock band have sworn offcompromise, split with their long-standing label, and completed a searing, 72-minute suite aboutthe darkness of dying and the light on the other side.The Besnard Lakes Are The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings is the group's sixth album andthe first in more than 15 years to be released away from a certain midwestern American indierecord company. After 2016's A Coliseum Complex Museum - which saw Jace Lasek and OlgaGoreas attempting shorter, less sprawling songs - the Besnards and their label decided it was timeto go their separate ways; with that decision came a question of whether to even continue theproject at all. What use is a band with an instinct for long, tectonic tunes - rock songs with chthonicheft and ethereal grace, five or 10 or 18 minutes long? How do you sell that in an age of bite-sizedstreaming? How do you make it relevant?"Who gives a shit!" the Besnard Lakes realized. Ignited by their love for each other, for playingmusic together, the sextet found themselves unspooling the most uncompromising recording oftheir career. Despite all its grandeur, ...The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings honours thevery essence of punk rock: the notion that a band need only be relevant to itself. At last theBesnard Lakes have crafted a continuous long-form suite: nine tracks that could be listenedtogether as one, like Spiritualized's Lazer Guided Melodies or even Dark Side of the Moon,overflowing with melody and harmony, drone and dazzle, the group's own unique weather.Here now, the Besnard Lakes finally dispensed with the two/three-year album cycle, taking all thetime they needed to conceive, compose, record and mix their opus. Some of its songs were old,resurrected from demos cast aside years ago. Others were literally woodshedded in the cabanonbehind Lasek and Goreas's "Rigaud Ranch" - in


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  2. Blackstrap
  3. Raindrops
  4. Christmas Can Wait
  5. Our Heads, Our Hearts On Fire Again
  6. Feuds And Guns
  7. The Dark Side Of Paradise
  8. New Revolution
  9. The Father Of Time Wakes Up
  10. Last Of The Great Thunderstorm Warnings
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