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...


The Besnard Lakes

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

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