by Bill Pearis

photo by Brendan George Ko
The Besnard Lakes

Besnard Lakes will release a new album, A Coliseum Complex Museum, on January 22, 2016 via Jagjaguwar. The first single "Golden Lion," pardon the pun, roars into the night in the band's signature style -- big. It was one of the new songs they played as part of the special 17-piece lineup at Pop Montreal and you can watch that performance, and check out the studio version too, below. "Golden Lion" comes out as a 12" single on November 13.

A limited edition pre-order version of A Coliseum Complex Museum is available in white vinyl and a metal sigil hand-crafted by the band's Olga Goreas:

I made 11 sigils after my dad passed away almost four years ago. Each sigil has a particular meaning and there are 11 of them because he died in November of 2011 and numerologically speaking, 11 represents a rebuilding of sorts. In a way, our last album was about endings and this album is about beginning again.

Album tracklist, artwork, song steams, and a list of European tour dates, below...

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The Besnard Lakes

BESNARD LAKES - A COLISEUM COMPLEX MUSEUM - TRACKLIST:
1. The Bray Road Beast
2. Golden Lion
3. Pressure of Our Plans
4. Towers Sent Her to Sheets of Sound
5. The Plain Moon
6. Necronomicon
7. Nightingale
8. Tungsten 4: The Refugee

BESNARD LAKES - 2015 TOUR DATES:
Sun. Nov. 15 - Brighton, UK @ Sticky Mike's Frog Bar
Mon. Nov. 16 - London, UK @ 100 Club
Thu. Nov. 19 - Paris, FR @ Le Pop Up du Label
Fri. Nov. 20 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? Festival
Sat. Nov. 21 - Haldern, DE @ Haldern Pop Bar
Sun. Nov. 22 - Cologne, DE @ Blue Shell
Mon. Nov. 23 - Berlin, DE @ Magnet Club