The Besnard Lakes – New Video & Tour Dates

The Besnard Lakes have shared a new video for “Necronomicon” that brings A Coliseum Comlpex Museum’s artwork to life. Meditative and dreamlike, an entity soars through the skies above seas and mountains. Highlighting the surreal in a natural world, “Necronomicon” reflects the heart of The Besnard Lakes’ lush and expansive sound. Band co-founder Jace Lasek on tapping director Nathaniel Larouche for this video,

“Nathan has created something extremely special. It’s the video we’ve always wanted the band to have – it represents us perfectly. Watching it is nothing short of magnificent.”

 

Next month The Besnard Lakes will kick off a short run of US dates in support of A Coliseum Complex Museum, out now on Outside Music. They’ll also play a 13-piece band extravaganza in London at Islington Assembly Hall featuring members of Wolf People and Adam Franklin of Swervedriver.

 

THE BESNARD LAKES TOUR DATES

Thu. Mar. 31 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
Fri. April 1 – Birmingham, UK @ The Hare and Hounds
Sat. April 2 – Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
Sun. April 3 – Glasgow, UK @ The Hug & Pint
Mon. April 4 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Tue. April 5 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
Thu. April 7 – Bruxelles, BE @ Botanique Rotonde
Fri. April 8 – Amsterdam, NL @ Sugar Factory
Sat. April 9 – Paris, FR @ Le Batofar
Sun. April 10 – Koln, DE @ Gebäude 9
Mon. April 11 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
Tue. April 12 – Copenhagen, DK @ Beta
Wed. April 13 – Berlin, DE @ Privat Club
Thu. April 14 – Bezirk-Ottakring, AT @ Chelsea
Wed. April 27 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
Thu. April 28 – Buffalo, NY @ The Tralf Music Hall
Fri. April 29 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
Sat. April 30 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
Sun. May 1 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
Mon. May 2 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
Tues. May 3 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Wed. May 4 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Thu. May 5 – Kansas City, MO @ Ernie Big (Middle of the Map Festival)
Fri. May 6 – Champaign, IL @ The Accord
Sat. May 7 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Sun. May 8 – Winooski, VT @ Monkey House (Waking Windows Festival)

More info on tour dates here: https://tourbox.songkick.com/artists/257647/calendar

New Releases from Aidan Knight and The Besnard Lakes

Happy New Release Day!

 

Aidan Knight – Each Other

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“Breathtaking… Aidan Knight has been called the Canadian Sufjan Stevens due to the melancholy of his music. On his third LP he sounds closer to Bill Callahan, his forlorn baritone suffused with a world-weariness that suggests a singer twice his age and experience.”

- Uncut Magazine

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The Besnard Lakes – A Coliseum Complex Museum

 

A Coliseum Complex Museum sustains that out-of-body sensation for its entire length, over vast ecosystems of blissed-out noise that often recall the equal parts accessible and ear-splitting sound of early 90s shoegaze.”

- Now Magazine

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New Evening Hymns Single “All My Life I Have Been Running”; Quiet Energies out September 18

EveningHymns-QuietEnergies-ArtworkEvening Hymns will release the new album Quiet Energies on September 18th 2015 on the Outside Music label in Canada and the United States. Recorded at frontman Jonas Bonnetta’s rural Ontario studio, and reunited with band members Jon Hynes on bass, guitars, backing vocals, Andrew Kekewich on drums, and longtime producer/engineer James Bunton, Bonnetta crafted the album with a newly established sense of clarity and focus.

Listen “All My Life I Have Been Running”; download now with DIGITAL or PHYSICAL pre-order and streaming on Rdio and Spotify

“All My Life I Have Been Running” is about gaining clarity and finding comfort in chaos. I was seeking release when I made & toured my last record, but eventually I realized nothing was ever going to satisfy me if I kept analyzing everything with so much intensity. I needed to write a ripper – a song with a Tom Petty bridge – about accepting who I am and how I perceive the world. Everything has led to this distinct level of clarity that I have now about my Dad passing away.

Bonnetta started writing and recording his third album almost immediately after completing a tour across North America & Europe in support of his critically-revered 2013 album Spectral Dusk, a grief-stricken homage to the passing of his father in 2009. The songs on Quiet Energies exceed Evening Hymns’ promise of stunning immensity, possessed with the awakened momentum for accepting the irreconcilable. Defining what Quiet Energies means, Bonnetta says “Quiet Energies is the concept that all of this pent-up energy could be stored inside these quiet moments – a whisper as effective as an explosion.”

Evening Hymns debuted their new material this past weekend at the inaugural WayHome Festival in Oro Medonte, Ontario. A performance at the Ottawa City Folk Festival on September 19th, followed by select Western Canadian dates with Hayden. More touring in the fall and winter across Canada, Europe and the US will be announced soon.

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